GrandCentral Notes

GrandCentral appears to be hitting the big time with the recent news that Google will be acquiring the start up for approximately 50 to 75 million dollars.  I am a recent convert and would welcome the news (if true).  There are so many companies that could leverage GrandCentral that I’m surprised there isn’t more competition evident.  Google with […]

KinderStart Accuses Google of Abuse

More evidence that Google is displacing Microsoft as the evil empire. Computerworld is reporting that KinderStart.com Inc. has filed a class action lawsuit in California alleging that Google: …violating its right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution, violating Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act by using a monopoly position to harm competitors, engaging […]

Court Ducks, Google Triumphs

The Google Blog has the latest news regarding their legal dispute with the government. Google has successfully limited the scope of this specific request. The federal government is monolithic and moves at a ponderous pace. The legal decision appears to have hinged on the governments failure to describe the value of the information and why […]

Outsourcing Original Content

I’m not certain how long it will stay available to the unsubscribed, but there’s a hugely humorous post by Lee Gomes on the Wall Street Journal on web content. Update: I neglected to explain the major theme of the post in my original discussion here – web masters are paying pennies to individuals on shore […]

Google – Idiot Savant

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between just plain lucky and good. As the story unfolds, Google is now in the position of being the people’s search engine. The ugly corporate giants Time Warner (via AOL), Microsoft and Yahoo have all kowtowed to the government and ‘cooperated’. Google, young and brash, is the people’s […]