Given My Inclination…

…to berate Google for not having any strategic center, this post from Marissa makes my list as an instant classic. From it: Does Google have a strategy, or are we just a bunch of mad computer scientists running around building whatever we want? Today this question gets an answer:…

…to berate Google for not having any strategic center, this post from Marissa makes my list as an instant classic. From it:

Does Google have a strategy, or are we just a bunch of mad computer scientists running around building whatever we want? Today this question gets an answer: we’ve launched our personalized homepage via Google Labs.

I’m not sure that’s an answer, but it’s certainly the start of something.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

6 thoughts on “Given My Inclination…”

  1. Toward the end of what was a generally informative (yet to me somewhat reminiscent of an elementary school “show and tell session

  2. I checked out My Google. So let me understand – Google is becoming Yahoo by creating a portal? I’m sure that’s a fight that they will win given that they have much direction, greater capital and stability as well as superior products. Is it me or has Googleplex been seriously lacking imagination recently? Not only is this a moronic move, but Yahoo is kicking Google’s behind in Google’s game PLUS the portal game. Googlers, please! Get your act together.

  3. “but it’s certainly the start of something”… I fully expect you to track back to this comment, when the Plex actually decide its tiem to become more transparent.

    Wit hthe search wars the tit for tat PR table tennis is some what holding back at least the announcement of innovation – then again the bigger the ship the longer the enertia.

  4. I sure hope not…that ANY company would think it knows exactly what web users will need in the long run is disappointing. The best we can do is run like mad to keep up…and mad computer scientists run the fastest of all…if you let them.

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