The inherent conflict of interest problem in Facebook’s business model is not sustainable for everyone in the long run. Something will eventually break. And today, we are seeing the first cracks. Is there an alternative?
Google prides itself of being a disruptive force that causes the rise and fall of businesses and industries. But on September 16 2015, it will remembered as the watershed moment when Google the disrupter became the disrupted.
One day, the smartphone in your pocket will also be the brain of the computer on your desk. Apple may have a plan to make this vision a reality. Recently, Canonical failed to meet its funding goal of $32 million for a project to make a futuristic smartphone called the Ubuntu Edge. The Ubuntu Edge […]
No doubt, Apple’s iPad tablet computer is a roaring success. But it is also essentially a half-baked computer. Why and how did it succeed? I’ll answer this question today and the answer will have particular relevance to another very highly popular Internet Business strategy question: Should you create a mobile website or a smartphone app […]
A few years ago, one of my friends excitedly came to me, exclaiming, “You know what? The Prime Minister [of Australia] is following me on Twitter!!!” Back then, Kevin Rudd was the Prime Minister and he was known to be a workaholic. So, if a workaholic Prime Minister decides to follow you on Twitter, it […]
When you think of the greatest threat to Google, who do you think of? The first thing that comes to many people’s mind is Bing, Microsoft’s search engine. However, in my opinion, Bing is not Google’s greatest strategic threat. Yes, they may keep Google competitive but they are just a slight irritant to Google. The […]
As I mentioned before in “7 Secrets of Tomorrow’s Highly Successful Internet Businesses”, Google is on a war-path against junk content on the Internet. Their plan is to promote high quality content on the Internet and reward those who consistently create them. The end-result is to provide a great experience for everyone who uses the […]
This article is an excerpt from my book titled, The Google Trap- How Internet Aggregators Enrich the 1%, Impoverish Creative People and Threaten to Decimate the Middle-Class. It is easy to understand how Amazon and Apple make money. They sell books, computers, software, apps, electronic gadgets, consumer goods, electronic books, music, video, and so on. For Amazon, another […]
In my previous article, Too much SEO and Google will penalize your site, I wrote that this is going to cause a lot of angst for SEO companies. True enough, BuildMyRank.com got smashed on the 19th March 2012. They announced this terrible news to their clients, Unfortunately, this morning, our scripts and manual checks have […]