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  • Google's New Program Provides An Alternative To Ads On Websites [View article]
    I hope you don't have a DVR then or watch TV
    Nov 22, 2014. 02:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: EU parliament "poised to call" for Google's breakup [View news story]
    First link displayed is an adword for "MoneySupermarket.com"; second "Sponsored" link is for googles comparison site; first link of raw results are "Moneysupermarket.com" (ie what most people are looking for).

    It's not like Google is misrepresenting their sponsored ad as it clearly says "Sponsored" on the link. I'm not sure I get the outrage here. Targeted ads are nothing new.
    Nov 21, 2014. 03:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Has Become Interesting Again [View article]
    Wait; Apple created the watch product category? Your analogy would be like Coke releasing an energy drink that somehow "created" a new product category that already existed.
    Nov 3, 2014. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: The Nexus 6 Is Just In Time For The Phablet Party [View article]
    But it's not discontinued as you implied
    Oct 27, 2014. 03:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Has Become Interesting Again [View article]
    What were the other drinks/brands that were gone at the end?
    Oct 27, 2014. 03:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No One Wants To Hear Anything Good About Amazon, But... [View article]
    Your implying the Fire phone wasn't marketed?
    Oct 27, 2014. 02:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • No One Wants To Hear Anything Good About Amazon, But... [View article]
    I love Amazon as a service; but the stock is a dumpster fire. None of their charts make any sense.

    They just need to make some money somewhere; it doesn't look like it's ever going to happen though. Some serious errors in judgement; they are over valuing their product. Fire Phone should have never happened.

    Their best move right now would be to focus on their app on all eco systems; make their application THE app to have and make it capable of doing EVERYTHING their phone and tablets are. They seem to be starting this trend with the addition of prime video etc; but they need to continue on that path.
    Oct 24, 2014. 11:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: The Nexus 6 Is Just In Time For The Phablet Party [View article]

    Still not the answer to the question asked. Forget it man. As I said all companies use your personal data; I never even mentioned selling to 3rd parties.
    Oct 24, 2014. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: The Nexus 6 Is Just In Time For The Phablet Party [View article]
    Source on this?
    Oct 23, 2014. 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: The Nexus 6 Is Just In Time For The Phablet Party [View article]
    But that wasn't the question; your setting up straw men now. I'm not even defending Google here; but your statement was you'll only use companies who "respect personal privacy" and the question was what companies do you use that do this?

    I'd guess it's probably zero.
    Oct 23, 2014. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: The Nexus 6 Is Just In Time For The Phablet Party [View article]
    What companies don't use your personal data?
    Oct 23, 2014. 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: The Nexus 6 Is Just In Time For The Phablet Party [View article]
    The nexus 5 is still going to be there; the number notation is related to the size. To assume that all users who have a Nexus 5 want a Nexus 6 makes no sense.

    They are expected to refresh the Nexus 5 like they did to the Nexus 7; ie Nexus 5 (2015). It's two completely different markets from the 5 to the 6; now if they come out with a Nexus 5 (2015) and it's $650 then we have something to talk about.
    Oct 23, 2014. 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google launches Android 5.0, new Nexus mobile and TV hardware [View news story]
    The Nexus 5 is still holding at 349 and still gets the L update. The 6 is definitely not for everyone but the specs as compared to previous Nexus devices are speced a lot higher. Has 4k, a nice adreno 420 gpu chip and an 805.

    Based on specs; I don't think it's priced very bad albeit Google hasn't discounted it like they have done on the 5 line which is obviously shocking people; but I think it's a decent price.
    Oct 15, 2014. 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Why Unemployment Is Falling [View article]
    Of course people over 50 think todays music sucks even though we have more genres of music than ever before; of course they think minecraft is pointless even though it cultivates the future of programmers and engineers of course they think twitter makes no sense when it is training our future marketing and social media people to be concise in their messaging.

    On the opposite side; of course kids think old people are holding them back and of course they think old people don't understand technology of course they think old people can't drive.

    In both cases each is about 50% right. If you really take a step back; i think this generation has actually embraced a collection of both old and new just like previous generations!

    30 somethings today are re-inventing things that have "always been that way". Think NEST thermostats, think UBER, think the connected car, think grocery delivery, content delivery and on demand watching....these things have been embraced by the youth and in many cases made better. They are preparing themselves for a future that isn't focused on simple labor, but instead ideas that can be executed.
    Oct 10, 2014. 03:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Reason Why Unemployment Is Falling [View article]
    Here's why I agree with you; I'm 35 so I fall right in between the X/Y generation. I think I have the benefit of seeing how OLD many of the X generation thinks and also how immature many of the Y generation thinks.

    Our company started more than a decade ago dealing with 1 to 1 relationships with mostly big business (think Microsoft) who wanted us to test stuff; jump ahead to today and we have 90% of our growth from mid-size to small individuals/small companies (think appstores) yet we are making more money because we shifted many of our efforts to automation and crowd sourcing. You see even in the tech industry you have to adapt! It's not all roses.

    While it is true our in house team is probably 20% leaner than 2010; we actually employ almost 3,000 people at any given time; yes it's not full time to them as they are considered consultants and make a great wage for it; but it's work they can jump in and out of.

    We realized we had to come up with NEW stuff; we had update our website to actually get work done and manage our workflow; we realized we couldn't survive anymore with a staff of 150 people who were utilized in an all or nothing fashion (ie sitting around doing busy work while projects ebb'ed and flowed) and instead needed to get creative and manage our staffing levels more efficiently while holding on to the people who are the "doers". Not to say we don't love our consultants; but these guys rates are pushing $100/hr; so I don't think they are struggling; most seem to be around mid to upper 20's and under 40.
    Oct 10, 2014. 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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