Don’t Be Evil! – Google’s Exasperating Gaffes

The love affair of a smitten crowd of tech-industry watchers, analysts, and enthusiasts with Google has come to an abrupt end. The aura of super smartness and an unconventional persona has melted away. Several people related Google’s atypical choices and actions with its ability to innovate rapidly and delight its customers and investors endlessly. “Don’t be evil” was romantically disarming — a refreshing new ideology that many believed would finally free the tech world from the “my way or the highway” ways of…

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Yahoo Mindset Blogger and User Reviews

I have explained the basics of how Yahoo Mindset works; how it sorts results when you use the super cool slider it offers; and some thoughts on the limitations of the slider. In this post I will discuss some reviews done by Bloggers and Users of Yahoo Mindset. Thoughts about Mindset from Yahoo’s User Forum Yahoo Mindset has a user forum. The three most useful feedback points I notice on the Forum are: Making the Slider more meaningful — some users feel…

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Google Spreadsheets – Very First Impression

I gave Google Spreadsheets a whirl today. My impression is an overwhelming “Eh…”. First the good. I’m amazed by what people are able to do in a web browser nowadays. Google Calendar is really slick. The gmail interface isn’t as ‘fresh’ as it originally was, but it’s still powerful and easy to use. Google Spreadsheet looks really nice — as you might expect, it looks and feels like a spreadsheet. You can enter formulas (well,…

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ATI and AMD — What Am I Not Understanding?

            So ATI (ATYT) and AMD (AMD) are merging; or perhaps AMD is buying ATI. Either way, there’s something I’m not getting here. ATI derives a lot of its value from sales into Intel (INTC) platforms. I don’t know what percentage of its sales go into Intel platforms, but it’s got to be the vast majority. Since, you know, the vast majority of platforms out there are Intel platforms… So…

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