So much to note over these past two weeks (I took last Monday off for Memorial Day): Google bends to the Euro and tops Apple in a key index that doesn’t really matter (much), Meeker updates her famously design-challenged Internet Trends powerpoint deck, and we continue the endless debate around what we want the Internet to be. To the links….
Redesigning Mary Meeker’s Ugly Internet Slideshow – BusinessWeek Mary Meeker’s famous slide show was on display again this week, and I have always ribbed her about her pedestrian design. Businessweek goes one better.
Google Can’t Forget You, But It Should Make You Hard to Find – Wired Big news from Europe is not as cut and dried as anyone would like it to be.
Google bows to EU privacy ruling – FT.com From now forward, folks in Europe can petition Google for the “right to be forgotten.”
Google Beats Apple in List of World’s Most Valuable Brands – Adweek If you think the tech giants don’t care about this list, you’re probably right. But it’s interesting given Apple is utterly driven by marketing, and Google, well, no so much.
Consciousness Might Emerge from a Data Broadcast – Scientific American This makes my head hurt. But I like to do that every so often.
Probably not a surprise: Turns out your boss spends a lot of time in email — reading news – Neiman Yes, as I’ve been saying (but have yet to write a post about), we love media packages. We just can’t commit to ones that are new that easily. The oldest digital package – the email newsletter – turns out to be central.
The epic technological transition that explains this year’s spate of tech mergers – Wapo A very good overview of the shifts driving M&A in our industr(ies).
The Internet with a human face – Idle Words This talk isn’t data driven, but you should review it anyway. It makes you think. And it’s far easier to grok than Mary’s 164 page deck (though less “factual”).
The Internet as we know it is dying – Salon.com Every few months, this meme stages a comeback. The Internet as we knew it is gone, long live the Internet as we will come to know it once more.
The Programmatic problem: What’s an audience without a show? (Digiday/Searchblog)? In which I ask our industry pay attention once again to context, which matters, a lot.
Everyone should know just how much the government lied to defend the NSA – theguardian.com I know, lying is kind of what the NSA must/has to/is paid to do, but it’s rather sobering nevertheless.