Tag: Google

Twitter and Instagram are no longer ‘friends’

When it comes to the social media/tech world, there are super powers, established brands, up-and-comers and a whole bunch of wannabes. What we often forget is that the super powers — the Googles, Facebooks, Apples and Microsofts were all, at one time, wannabes. Every one of them.




Top 10 reasons Google+ will fail (Or why Facebook isn’t losing sleep)

If you follow the major online influencers (yeah, I’m talking about you, Scoble, Brogan, Kawasaki, Rowse et al) you’ve noticed that all of them are gaga over Google+. For sure, G+ is a fascinating platform with tremendous potential. Google took some of the best features of Facebook and Twitter and rolled them into an easy…




New York Times exposes JC Penney and the seedy underbelly of SEO

For the past several months, JC Penney was inexplicably at the top of the Google search results for everything from dresses to area rugs. Let that percolate for a bit. JC Penney? Really? Well, it turns out that JC Penney either knowingly or unknowingly through a third party, gamed the Google search engine to the…




Facebook vs. Google: In this David and Goliath battle, David is packing heat

Just two years ago did anyone think that Facebook would be going head-to-head against Google for ruler of the Web? Google? Of course. The Internet giant had no peers in the search engine business, it’s Gmail had become the dominant email provider and it had added blue-chip tech start-up YouTube to its lineup, not to…