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Is Google the next Microsoft?

January 10, 2011

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Interesting analysis on TechCrunch yesterday – “Can Google Get Its Mojo Back?” It wasn’t too long ago that the world feared global domination from Microsoft, followed by the red hot years of Google, and now all the talk is about Facebook’s $50 billion valuation.  That’s the beauty of it all – market players with innovation […]

Google’s "Brain Drain"

October 27, 2009

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Came across an interesting presentation today on The Business Insider that they posted back in September – “The Google Brain Drain Goes On And On.” Interesting because it augments what I wrote back in June 2008 about Google’s Employee Retention. The mental infrastructure of Silicon Valley encourages this behavior to the betterment of the technology, […]

Friendfeed, Facebook (& Google?)

August 10, 2009

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Just saw that Facebook is acquiring FriendFeed. Found this interesting since the Google tree is expanding. Paul Buchheit is one of FriendFeed’s founders and the brains behind Gmail. After watching him speak on a panel last Spring, I wrote about Google, employee retention, and entrepreneurship. FriendFeed is a small shop with only 12 employees according […]

Google Profiles

July 31, 2009

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Yep, there’s lots and lots of places for an online profile, but I just set up my “Google Profile” and found it really easy and kind of fun. One aspect that I like is that Google Profiles aren’t explicitly related to other applications such as the case with LinkedIn or Twitter. It’s basically a simple […]

Even Google is Paranoid!

June 15, 2009

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Given Google’s new found paranoia, it gives me a certain amount of comfort to know that the laws of the free market and capitalism are still alive and well, even during a time where government programs and institutions are pushing a more socialist environment on the social side of our country’s development. Back in September, […]

Revisting Twitterer vs Googler User Valuations

December 10, 2008

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Last week, I wrote did some quick math comparing the value of Twitterers relative to the value of Googlers. My initial thoughts were that Googlers were far more valuable – that the relative value of Twitterers based on the $500 mln offer from Facebook was an extreme valuation. Now I’m not completely sure. After posting […]

Are Twitterers worth more than Googlers?

November 26, 2008

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Following up with an additional thought on the Twitter/Facebook saga… In yesterday’s article, I approached Twitter’s valuation from a “per twitterer” basis – arriving at an estimated value of $45 per twitterer based on Facebook’s $500 million which is really worth $150 million using the “Henry Blodget Facebook valuation discount factor.” To put the $45 […]