Monday, November 15, 2004

Google in COMING!

OK, it's already here, but now Google is moving closer, literally, specifically to Kirkland Wa, a 5 Minute drive from the UWB, and 10 to Microsoft. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for Google to tap the talent of the local community as well, this could be a wonderful opportunity for the Business and Computing Programs at the UWB to start a dialogue with Google.

I'll be looking into it. ; )

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/199592_msftnotebook15.html

Friday, October 08, 2004

SMS + Google = Mobile Business App

Look who is wanting a piece of the pie! Google is now moving into SMS text messaging. This form of communication has becoming a dominate force in youth circles today forgoing the plain and apparently outdated use of plain speech. People can now utilize Google's search feature, more like Froogle, via their phone. One example is Business travelers can now find a local restaurant for dinner just by entering a zipcode.

check out more at: http://www.google.com/SMS/

Check out also: http://www.internetweek.com/breakingNews/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=49900505

On a side note:
This has some very interesting implications for me personally. The emergence of this and other business applications via phone has a direct impact on the Business plan I am drafting. More later...


Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Heard of Tableau?

A Threat to Google? Not really. However, a strong comparison can be made between the two. The now Seattle based company Tableau Software began just down the hallway from the creators of Google at Stanford University. The purpose of the business was to graphcially display multitudes of information in a easy to read and understand manner. The way it works is by using "old fashioned" SQL, Oracle Databases and overlaying it with a graphical interface that business can now utilize quickly, easily, and accurately to understand it's information. I think this is an extremely valuable tool.

Seattle PI did a very interesting article on them. Tableau making name for itself. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Oops! Google shares issued illegally?

I am amazed at this story (reuters or msnbc) about Google's - omission - of potentially illegally-issued shares. The fact that Google management could have made this mistake is boggling, if only due to its scale: 23 million shares is a significant number of shares, regardless of their actual or perceived value...it would be significant even if Google was a penny stock!

I wonder how this will play out and affect their IPO or initial valuation....

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Credit Cards on Google

Great article about privacy issues and searching Google.

Google queries provide stolen credit cards

Icerocket

looks cool. Apparently, Mark Cuban is backing this one.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Intern goes to Bill Gates' house...

... and posts gushing report on his blog.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Auction anyone?

Who has not heard about the Google IPO? If you are one of them, I'm sure you must be a hermit and stumbled to this website on accident. July 30th the bidding begins! The dutch auction for one of the most anticipated, and widely covered IPO's has begun.

If you are a risk taker, and want to join in the fun, point your browser at Google's official auction website.

https://www.ipo.google.com/

For me, I'd love to get a piece of Google, however I think the price will be way overvalued to begin with all the "band wagon jumpers". Once I get a look at more of it's financials and the volume and price drop to more realistic numbers I may get some shares. Untill then, I'm a Starbucks fan. Starbucks is a treat and what a great buy.

What do you think?