Monthly Archives: January 2010

“If Google can drop China, it can drop you”

My vote for quote of the month on Google was “If Google can drop China, it can drop you.” This profound razor-sharp insight was said by Howard Shelanski, speaking for himself, not the Federal Trade Commission, at the Free State Foundation’s annual conference at the...
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GoogleMonitor.com Launches Today — Will spotlight Google’s lack of transparency and accountability

   January 27, 2010 For Immediate Release   Contact: Scott Cleland 703-217-2407 Media@GoogleMonitor.com GoogleMonitor.com Launches Today Will spotlight Google’s lack of transparency and accountability WASHINGTON – A new web site designed to make Google more transparent and accountable launched today. GoogleMonitor.com is a crowd-sourcing site...
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FreePress: The Gutter’s Beacon

Unfortunately FreePress long ago chose to be the gutter’s beacon of low-road politics and not a shining beacon of high-road politics to emulate. FreePress was unfortunately disingenuous in its Hill op-ed today, in saying “When is comes to Internet freedom, the United States of America...
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Must-read Op-ed by Andrew Keen “Internet Freedoms and Internet Radicals

Please don’t miss Andrew Keen’s outstanding and dead-on-point op-ed in The Hill: “Internet Freedoms and Internet Radicals.” Mr. Keen brilliantly proves how radical and out of the mainstream FreePress’ and Public Knowledge’s views are in calling for radical, preemptive, and draconian regulation of competitive broadband...
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Takeaways from Google’s 4Q09 earnings

Google generated probably the strongest annual revenue growth, 17%, of any large U.S. company this past quarter. Given that Google is exceptionally non-transparent, the minimal guidance and insight that Google is required to provide as a public company always provides a rare glimpse into what...
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Systemic Uneconomics: Financial Crisis Root Causes: Part III

 To discern the real “root” causes of the financial crisis of 2008, one must probe beneath the surface and examine the health of the “root system” of our capital markets “forest.” The roots of the capital markets forest are sound economics; the natural market function...
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Google abandons any pretense of commercial neutrality

In a brief but very important WSJ story, Google abandons any pretense that it is a neutral search engine/advertiser. See the WSJ piece: “Google advertises its China position with search ads.” The story is worth re-reading a few times, because it becomes more disturbing the...
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Open source advocate: Google will dominate the cloud

While I generally disagree with ZDNet’s open source columnist, Dana Blankenhorn’s views, I regularly follow what he writes and respect his analysis and clarity of thought. Given all the talk of Google’s many antitrust issues and Google’s own denials that it is a monopoly, Mr....
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