Recent Signals

For all 185K of you RSS readers out there, here are the past week or so of Signals: Monday Signal: Finally, a Slow Weekend. Sort Of. Friday Signal: Who Needs Basketball? We Have Signal. Thursday Signal: Mogul Mania Weds. Signal: More Noise, Same Signal Tuesday Signal: A Fourth of News…

For all 185K of you RSS readers out there, here are the past week or so of Signals:

Monday Signal: Finally, a Slow Weekend. Sort Of.

Friday Signal: Who Needs Basketball? We Have Signal.

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On Facebook, Google, and Our Evolving Social Mores Online

(image ) I just reviewed this presentation from Paul Adams, research lead for social at Google (embedded below). He works on Buzz and YouTube, and presumably, whatever is next from Google, including the rumored "Google Me." His presentation is good, and worthy of your time if you are interested…

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(image ) I just reviewed this presentation from Paul Adams, research lead for social at Google (embedded below). He works on Buzz and YouTube, and presumably, whatever is next from Google, including the rumored “Google Me.”

His presentation is good, and worthy of your time if you are interested in the impact of social media on culture and business. Note, however, that it’s clearly biased against Facebook, coming as it does from Google. It’s in Google’s interest to deconstruct Facebook as a service, finding faults along the way, which this presentation does in spades.

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Is Yahoo Dead? I Don’t Think So. Who Else With This Scale Can Be Neutral?

I'm sure you've noticed, but there's a major battle underway for the hearts and minds of what we, in this industry, broadly call "developers." Often the term is used quite strictly, to mean actual coders who build actual software-driven applications, services, or websites. Other times the term is more loosely…

I’m sure you’ve noticed, but there’s a major battle underway for the hearts and minds of what we, in this industry, broadly call “developers.” Often the term is used quite strictly, to mean actual coders who build actual software-driven applications, services, or websites. Other times the term is more loosely applied, meaning “companies that build stuff” or “partners of platform X or service Y.”

However you define them, every major player on the Internet – and that includes predominately mobile players – wants developers to create value on their platform. All the top players here in the US – Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft – are driven by the value created by their developer base. The same is (or will be) true for Nokia internationally, and HP with its Palm acquisition.

At the moment, it seems to me, the game is utterly open.

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