Tag Archive: Google

Google shows off ‘Project Glass’ computerized glasses project

Apr. 4, ‘12: Nick Bilton has a good overview at the NYT. And Google has posted this video of what a theoretical experience with “Project Glass” might be like. Basically, like using your phone on your face instead of taking your phone out. I … Continue reading →

Why Jeffrey Zeldman let his Google IO invitation expire

Mar. 23, ‘12: While I should be curious about Google IO and what I will miss if I fail to take advantage of the cumbersome offer, what I’m actually far more curious about is how an organization that can’t write an effective direct … Continue reading →

Google launches ‘Play’ store — Android apps, music, etc.

Mar. 6, ‘12: I’ve updated the SplatF “Creative tech product names” table to reflect it. Now Facebook just needs a “Play” to win the row.

Everything’s A Gadget Now

Feb. 22, ‘12: Nike really gets it: The future of athletic shoes is as much about software as it is about the actual shoes. The new stuff announced today, Nike+ Training, looks cool: Sensors that track your movement in detail — even capable of measuring … Continue reading →

Google developing its own home audio entertainment system

Feb. 9, ‘12: Amir Efrati for the Wall Street Journal: Google’s Android unit has led a multi-year effort to develop the device, which may possibly stream other digital media besides music and is expected to be unveiled later this year, people familiar with … Continue reading →

The ‘Eggs In One Basket’ Index

Feb. 3, ‘12: Earlier, I noted how Facebook’s advertising business generated 85% of its revenue last year, down from 95% in 2010, as its payments business is helping it diversify away from ads. Then I saw this post by Ed Bott, comparing Microsoft, … Continue reading →

Why Vevo won’t ditch YouTube for Facebook

Jan. 20, ‘12: Vevo, the music video website owned by a few record labels (in partnership with YouTube/Google), has met with Facebook about the potential of switching away from YouTube as its video host, according to CNET’s Greg Sandoval. It makes sense for … Continue reading →

Larry Page is super excited!

Jan. 19, ‘12: From this evening’s Google earnings release: “I am super excited about the growth of Android, Gmail, and Google+, which now has 90 million users globally – well over double what I announced just three months ago.” Roughly six months ago: … Continue reading →

The iPhone’s comeback and the power of carrier distribution

Jan. 18, ‘12: Survey data from Nielsen suggests that Apple’s iPhone almost closed the gap with Google Android in December, as far as new smartphone purchases go. Assuming it’s accurate, this says as much about the value of carrier distribution as it says about … Continue reading →

Google’s Android design guidelines

Jan. 12, ‘12: Solid (if obvious) advice for Android app developers, like “Make important things fast”, and a pretty broad resource. It’s good to see Google doing anything to make the Android Market a better platform for app makers and a better, more … Continue reading →