The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple? via @FastCompany @FastCoDesign

“Apple making software that anyone can connect to is a very Google play, while Google developing beautiful hardware with Nest is a very Apple play,” via The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple? | Co.Design | business + design. This sounds exciting.  The above quote also refers to the kindof integration/collaboration/cooperation I have bemoaned as missing from Continue Reading

Google Now Personalizes Everyone’s Search Results #wiredchurch #smchurch via @AJSchlei

Interesting retweet by Andrew Schleicher of a tweet by @sengineland The short story is this. By watching what you click on in search results, Google can learn that you favor particular sites. For example, if you often search and click on links from Amazon that appear in Google’s results, over time, Google learns that you really like Amazon. In reaction, Continue Reading

No News for you says Murdoch to Google @davewiner #smchurch #wiredchurch

This is pretty much where I come out on the Murdoch thing (of course,  I’ve been reading DW for about 7 years,  and so his thinking has probably a lot to do with how I think about the net,  and content.  People say silly things like Google would be nothing without the NY Times, but it wasn’t until relatively recently Continue Reading

Rupert Murdoch vs. The Web | Linux Journal @dsearls #wiredchurch

Doc Searls and his frequent insight into the sociology/business of the Web: Let’s face it: search engines are excellent kluges, invented to deal with a flaw in the Web’s original design: the lack of an easy way to make sense of its many directory paths. Since everything to the right of the first single / in every URL comprises a Continue Reading

Google Wave could prove a threat to Facebook, Twitter?

I think these tech trends articles like this one may be missing an inportant feature/reality.  API and integration…IOW,  open social type hooks.   All will have to play.  It won’t be an issue of “moving”…only determining what your mix will be.  My Tweetdeck presently displays a mix of Twitter and Facebook.  I don’t have the MySpace hooks turned on.   I expect Continue Reading

“It’s Cool to be a Godly Man”?

Oh my gosh.  Wince.  This is what a commenter said on a Christianity Today article about Tim Tebow’s 3:16 eye black message and how it  caused John 3:16  to be the number one Googled term in the hours after the BCS championship, according to Google Trends. My wife and I concluded that maybe the most important thing Tim Tebow has Continue Reading