Google vs Facebook
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In September I wrote about Google’s “extraordinary” efforts to stop employees, particularly engineers, from resigning to join pre-IPO startups like LinkedIn, Twitter and especially Facebook. In one case we confirmed an engineer making around $150,000 turned down a 15% raise plus $500,000 in restricted stock and left for Facebook anyway. That’s all chump change now.
Remember three years ago , when Microsoft paid a quarter-billion dollars for 1.6% of Facebook and the exclusive right to run banner ads across Facebook.com? Tell the truth, how many of you thought that was a killer business decision? I can’t say I did at the time.
Posted by Tom Foremski - October 4, 2010 Google's most important launch this year was its recent debut of Google Instant search which cuts user search time by as much as 40%.
Facebook may have known all the details about Google’s new social product for months, but we’re just now getting our sources to talk. On Tuesday Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave additional details on the plan.
I read Mike Arrington's post on Google's social efforts just now. I have not seen any of Google's work. I have not been briefed.
One of the notable things about the question-and-answer site Quora is the quality of answers that are posted to interesting questions. One recent example is the in-depth response posted to the question: “Which is better to work for, Google or Facebook?
Google continues to gobble up companies that will form the backbone of its new social strategy and the upcoming war with Facebook . Last week it was Slide . And they are now buying Jambool and their Social Gold payment product, we’ve heard from multiple sources.
Google has chosen a General in their War With Facebook – VP Engineering Vic Gundotra , we’ve heard from multiple sources. This is the person who will control overall product strategy and execution around their new efforts to find relevance in a quickly changing Internet landscape that is increasingly dominated by Facebook. Gundotra has previously been involved in a slew of product efforts at Google, but has focused largely on Android and Google’s mobile phone applications.
I use both an iPhone and an Android phone.
It was a nearly a decade and a half ago that I fell in love with America’s pastime, baseball.