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Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Top of the Social Scene

In General on December 31, 2014 at 13:39

Are your hotels’ social media channels hot, or not?

Are you almost finished writing that social media plan you’ve been working on for the last year? Well, if it hasn’t been evolving with the latest trends, you might need to go back to the drawing board. Few things change as quickly as social media, and to be efficient and effective, your strategy should be developing at the same pace. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening as it relates to hotels and hospitality, and how you should be spending your time and money. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ecosystems: what’s driving Google, HP and other recent huge changes

In General on August 28, 2011 at 21:59

EcosystemNews from Google (buying Motorola) and HP (selling its mobile and PC business) shows that there are huge shifts taking place in business models. And the key word is ecosystem.

So what is an ecosystem? Well, much like the ecosystem that plants, animals, and humans live in, an ecosystem in business is a collection of parts whose complex interconnection enables a company to thrive in their environment.

Google bought Motorola because Read the rest of this entry »

Google Motorola: 8 crazy facts, and 3 possible outcomes

In General on August 18, 2011 at 20:07

Motorola - AndroidWell, i said Google needed to do something bold about Android, and that was bold! Spending USD12.5 billion on a company that is losing lots of money is either madness or masterstroke. The internet has hardly stopped buzzing about this. Here are the key points:

1. USD12.5 billion is nearly 50% more than Read the rest of this entry »

Google’s Wars

In General on June 30, 2011 at 10:02

Google PlusHere’s the scene. Google is the dominant internet company, owning search to the point that it’s effectively a monopoly. It makes huge amounts of money from this, and the dominance in this area will continue for the foreseeable future.

Yet it’s also David in some other battles. Read the rest of this entry »

Google’s Big Android Problem

In General on January 23, 2011 at 18:43

AndroidGoogle’s got a big problem with Android. And if it doesn’t change its ways, it’s going to get worse.

A lot has been written lately about the battle between Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. These focus mainly (rightly) on the hardware and software differences, as well as differences in model, and indeed philosophy. However, conventional wisdom seems to be that iOS will make the money now, but Android owns the future. As it stands, that is plain wrong.

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