Reader Tom Writes:

Reader Tom writes: Ultimately, it will be the consumers who decide if Google is to be trusted. Vendors ought to move as quickly as possible to offer Paypal and Google side by side. After all, why should vendors try to figure-out what their customers are most comfortable using when they…

< ![CDATA[Reader Tom writes: Ultimately, it will be the consumers who decide if Google is to be trusted. Vendors ought to move as quickly as possible to offer Paypal and Google side by side. After all, why should vendors try to figure-out what their customers are most comfortable using when they can let them decide for themselves?
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Reader Phillip Writes…

Reader Phillip Writes: Google HAD to do a spreadsheet because it is simply the best, most flexible, easy to use database currently available. It and Writey are nice big widgets, not serious standalone programs. The future is what you can do with them. A spreadsheet gets data into Google in…

Reader Phillip Writes: Google HAD to do a spreadsheet because it is simply the best, most flexible, easy to use database currently available. It and Writey are nice big widgets, not serious standalone programs. The future is what you can do with them.

A spreadsheet gets data into Google in a slightly more structured format. Think a GUI for GoogleBase.

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Reader RBA Writes

Reader RBA writes: I think the real problem here is that click fraud will skyrocket – not that it isn't a problem already. It is a neat idea, in fact a very sharp one, but I feel it isn't in synch with the crude "real world"….

Reader RBA writes: I think the real problem here is that click fraud will skyrocket – not that it isn’t a problem already. It is a neat idea, in fact a very sharp one, but I feel it isn’t in synch with the crude “real world”.]]>

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Reader Chris Says…

Reader Chris Says: If John had written all he's written about Google *and* included point-by-point comparison's of AdWords, DTC and AdCenter for the past two years, then you can bet the high-level thinking he's brought to bear would've been unnecessarily weighed down by reality…….

< ![CDATA[Reader Chris Says: If John had written all he’s written about Google *and* included point-by-point comparison’s of AdWords, DTC and AdCenter for the past two years, then you can bet the high-level thinking he’s brought to bear would’ve been unnecessarily weighed down by reality….]]>

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Kamal Writes…

Reader Kamal writes: IMHO, having a notion of initial default search engine and letting OEM set it for consumers is a major bargaining position for consumers. This way every search engine would pay money to OEMs to get themselves as initial default. OEMs in hyper-competitive PC market would pass the…

Reader Kamal writes: IMHO, having a notion of initial default search engine and letting OEM set it for consumers is a major bargaining position for consumers. This way every search engine would pay money to OEMs to get themselves as initial default. OEMs in hyper-competitive PC market would pass the buck to the end users to make their PCs cheaper. Consumers win!!!

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Reader Joe Writes…

Reader Joe writes: If we assume that 84% of the comments are spam, 10% are irrelevant, 5% are stupid and 0.9% are marginally psychotic it leaves only one comment in a thousand that I need to be reading….

< ![CDATA[Reader Joe writes: If we assume that 84% of the comments are spam, 10% are irrelevant, 5% are stupid and 0.9% are marginally psychotic it leaves only one comment in a thousand that I need to be reading. ]]>

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Webmetrics Guru writes…

Webmetricsguru writes: I don't have a problem with Google going full out and declaring itself a Portal; people's needs are constantly evolving and what made sense 10 years ago (concentrate only on search results) is not applicable anymore….

< ![CDATA[Webmetricsguru writes: I don’t have a problem with Google going full out and declaring itself a Portal; people’s needs are constantly evolving and what made sense 10 years ago (concentrate only on search results) is not applicable anymore.]]>

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Reader Mahlon Writes…

Reader Mahlon Writes…How long before Google does a joint venture (or more) with Amazon to expose their content the same way in exchange for access to their massive customer base and recommendation IP?…

< ![CDATA[Reader Mahlon Writes…How long before Google does a joint venture (or more) with Amazon to expose their content the same way in exchange for access to their massive customer base and recommendation IP?]]>

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CorpDevDude writes….

Reader CorpDevDude writes: There's another factor at play besides maximizing shareholder return. Ego. Does Zuckerberg want to be Chris DeWolfe (founder who sold) or does he want to be Jeff Bezos (founder who controls)? If you haven't noticed, Rupert (who probably doesn't even have a myspace profile) is getting ALL…

Reader CorpDevDude writes: There's another factor at play besides maximizing shareholder return.
Ego. Does Zuckerberg want to be Chris DeWolfe (founder who sold) or does he want to be Jeff Bezos (founder who controls)? If you haven't noticed, Rupert (who probably doesn't even have a myspace profile) is getting ALL THE CREDIT for myspace's current success.

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Ash Writes…

Reader Ash writes: A made-for-Adsense (MFA) site is not click fraud by any stretch of the imagination. MFA is a very common phenomenon that is condoned by the ad networks and presumably the advertisers, else the latter would turn off content partners……

< ![CDATA[Reader Ash writes: A made-for-Adsense (MFA) site is not click fraud by any stretch of the imagination. MFA is a very common phenomenon that is condoned by the ad networks and presumably the advertisers, else the latter would turn off content partners…]]>

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