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In a rare move, Google (GOOG) has placed an ad on its home page. It's for the company's Nexus 7...

In a rare move, Google (GOOG) has placed an ad on its home page. It's for the company's Nexus 7 tablet, which has sold well thus far, but is expected to receive fresh competition soon from a new Kindle Fire and the iPad Mini. Also, it was just yesterday that Lenovo (LNVGY.PK) launched a new Android tablet. At $300, the IdeaPad A2109 is more costly than the Nexus 7, but it also offers a 9" display. Both devices use Nvidia's (NVDA) Tegra 3 processor.
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  • montblanc2000
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    As soon as Marissa Mayer leaves? It's like flaunting your new girlfriend in front of your ex
    28 Aug 2012, 04:06 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Looking forward to the price points and features on new Kindle Fire line...
    28 Aug 2012, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Bushwacher
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    IdeaPad

     

    Hmmmm . . .

     

    Sounds and looks suspiciously like somethng else we know from Apple

     

    I sense a lawsuit in the offing
    28 Aug 2012, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • Ken Sanders
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    Well, the honeymoon with Google is finally over... This is just the beginning... The Google experience will continue to deteriorate, just like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc. - as the company seeks out new revenue in the face of declining margins and a massive move to mobile devices by web users...

     

    The advertising business model that Google has built over the past decade is under assault - not by competitors as much as by consumers themselves - and Google now desperately needs to have some of their other businesses actually make money... (Oops! As a condition of their Motorola acquisition, they can't charge money for Android for five years...)

     

    So prepare yourself for the coming onslaught of Google advertisments for its own products and further 'integration' of its services that more effectively 'monetizes' users... Meanwhile, the Google brand - while still very popular with hackers and developers - continues to erode with consumers...

     

    The first sign of desperation is when a company begins to break its own rules... (Exhibit A: Microsoft Surface) Unfortunately, in Google's case, such rule-breaking will only hasten their inevitable decline from decade-long dominance of web services...
    28 Aug 2012, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Razorback
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    Saw that today, Wouldn't click on it out of respect for Marissa
    28 Aug 2012, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    To Google's credit, they kept the ad relatively small and unobtrusive - still, not a good trend.
    28 Aug 2012, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • crucialtec1
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    Every device is about to be overshadowed by the Apple line. This will be a september to remember, new iphone, ipad mini, ipod watch. Expect to see companies debut their wares before the main event.

     

    Microsoft Surface is well positioned to be Apples competition. Absurd? Maybe, but in a farfetched idea, the pc isn't dying, it's being reborn. The same could be said when apple was about to go under, it was reborn. The software + beautiful simple design made it a hit.

     

    Google, rule breaking, lol. There are no rules, it's war.
    28 Aug 2012, 05:42 PM Reply Like
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