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  • In Defense Of Google Glass [View article]
    I think Glass could be a great product.
    processing power and battery life are not insignificant in terms of usability. This really needs to be addressed.
    I'm curious that there seems to be a possibility for a government contract when the Motorola HC1 is available. For industry and military, the Motorola HC 1 is far more suitable than Google glass, with processing power, battery life, industrial design, etc.
    I am by no means knocking the Glass concept, but Google needs more.... Maybe if they have a good way to slave it to the user's phone so glass just runs as a visual extension of the phone...
    May 21 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Fiber Keeps The Pressure On Comcast And AT&T [View article]
    It's funny - there are a lot of things that I don't like about Google. Most particularly, I don't like how embedded Google is with the government. But, doggone it, I have to admit that I LIKE this.
    Google Fiber for the Chicago area, please!
    Feb 27 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Cost Of Google's Acquisition Of Motorola Continues To Mount [View article]
    Google has a lot going on with Motorola Mobility. The purchase of the company is relatively recent, and Google is chewing through a lot of changes. I'd say that it's too early to really judge.
    Jan 15 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google - Ugly Problems Grow Under The Colorful Facade [View article]
    There may be a lot of projects in the mix, but suppose a "moonshot" is successful? As in wildly successful? As in a double the size of the company successful. I think it's a valid strategy, especially considering Google's current position. They are big and successful. Why not look for the next game changer?
    Jan 8 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Be The Main Victim Of Microsoft And Google Cutthroat Smartphone Pricing [View article]
    Gonna disagree with you, LowRisk. Apple has their own Navigation app, but Google's app is still recognizably the best. Just because you make an app and install it by default on the phone doesn't mean people will use it.
    Secondly why would Apple throw their hat into the search engine ring? It seems to be kinda far from their realm of expertise.
    Jan 2 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google May Be Next In Line To Boycott Intel [View article]
    Mr. Cho, I'm sorry, but this is kind of absurd. Intel sets a HARD pace in high-performance CPU's. The only to compete with Intel is to have both leading edge architecture and leading edge semi-con process. You have to have both. Otherwise your great architecture that you designed ends up running like poop, with low yields making them very costly.
    You are trivializing a tremendously demanding area of industry. In a few years, you may even realize that what you're saying is kind of insulting
    IF Google wishes to spend years (probably at least a decade) and billions on infrastructure, they may produce something that works OK for the low end. But I doubt they are so foolish as to try to be everything to everybody.
    Dec 19 10:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel threatened as Google mulls creating own server chips [View news story]
    Actually I'd say that I don't know. Building IC's is very different from building high performance CPU's for servers. I'm not in that business, but I respect that what they do is very difficult, which is why so many players have dropped out.
    A lot of players can build a CPU.
    Fewer can build CPU's with performance/power characteristics sufficient for intelligent devices such as tablets and phones.
    Fewer still can build CPU's with the performance/power characteristics for PC's (and I mean for jobs that require PC power, not surf the net and play flash games)
    Modern server CPU's? You have 2 players with a clear #1. Maybe someday ARM will be able to make a run at the last 2 categories. But that day has not yet come.
    Dec 18 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tech giants invest heavily in Internet infrastructure [View news story]
    If you feel you're left out, uh, why not do something about it? Don't want to be "just a construction company"? Do something different. Or stop whining.
    Dec 17 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel threatened as Google mulls creating own server chips [View news story]
    InvestingInvestor, what chip(chips) is is MS manufacturing? As far I can tell, none.
    Creating CPU's is a non-trivial exercise. Creating server CPU's to compete with what is currently available? By a company that is not currently "familiar with the art"?
    AMD is familiar with the art. They are also seriously talented. They are also a definitive second best (despite the fact that I like them and almost invariably use their CPU's for performance/price reasons).
    Dec 14 12:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel threatened as Google mulls creating own server chips [View news story]
    I think the appropriate response from Intel and AMD to reports that Google will make its own server chips is this
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.......................
    IF Google invests billions in this effort annually, even AMD wouldn't start to worry until about 10 years down the road.
    Dec 13 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sony sells 1M PS4 devices within 24 hours [View news story]
    Question: is this good or bad? how does it compare with past product introductions? How long do we have to wait to be able to judge how these new generation products will do (PS4 vsXBox1) against each other?
    What's the impact of casual gaming? I tend to think 3rd party boxes (Steambox, NVidia's) are just wishful thinking. Am I wrong on this?
    Nov 18 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia introduces first tablet and phablets [View news story]
    Good Lord, Man! Carriers actually upgrading their networks instead of complaining about their customers and trying to nickel and dime them for every bit of data?
    I do not see that day coming in my lifetime. ;-)
    Oct 22 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung May Be A Threat To Google And A Boost To Intel [View article]
    One problem with that:
    Is there really a better mapping application than Google's? I don't think there is. They just are better.
    I use an iPhone. I've tried their maps. I've tried several others. Sorry, but Google is simply better. Apple isn't going to shut out Google until their map application is better - especially since Google quit screwing around with the "limited" support for iOS.
    Oct 21 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google roundup: TV, solar, Brazil, anti-aging startup [View news story]
    Google to World:
    "You will be assimilated!"
    Oct 11 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Should Consider Acquiring BlackBerry [View article]
    I think it was a no-brainer of a plan.
    The execution, however..... ;-)
    MS may actually eventually succeed. I think it's a matter of finding the pieces, sales policies, etc. And then committing. If you've got MS type cash, and you've got a great product (and they do with WinMobile 8) then buy market share. sell the phones for 0 profit (at this time), Provide nice developer kickbacks - say $10000 rewards for the top 30 apps released during the quarter as determined by some internal criteria. But get your marketshare up to where developers can't ignore you and Google (or maybe Apple at some point) can't screw with you.
    If yo get to that point, the power of a platform spread across the multiple types of devices will take over. Then, I'd say slowly separate yourself from the phone and computer hardware part of the business, so HP, Dell, et al become more partners than competitors once again.
    Oct 10 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment