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Digital Strategy Google Social Media Technology

Facebook Graph – Can it really take on Google?

With the amount of data that Facebook has on its users and their activities, I guess it came as no surprise when they recently launched Facebook Graph. One of the first questions raised was whether Facebook is now looking to take on Google when it comes to search. In essence, Facebook Graph generates a variety […]

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Google Technology

How cool is Google’s Project Glass?

At present, “Project Glass” is just a work in progress but Google assured its audience at last week’s I/O Conference that this augmented reality device will eventually be offered to the masses (how many of those masses ill actually be able to buy the device is another matter – a pre-order developer unit costs $1,500). I guess the […]

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Digital Strategy Google Mobile

The main reasons behind Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility

On Monday, Google announced that it had acquired Motorola Mobility, the handset development arm of the telecommunications company for a price of $12.5 billion (£7.5 billion). Google was quick to assure the public that Motorola will be run as a separate division to Android. One of the main drivers of the success of Android is […]

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Mobile Startups Technology User Experience

Square is making mobile payments even easier

Square is one of those new inventions that I look at and think: “that’s a cool looking new feature!”. More importantly, Square looks like it will take mobile payments to the next level. A few months ago I learned about wallet-less payments with the likes of Google and Orange enabling users to pay using their mobiles […]

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Google Product Management Social Media Technology

Google+: will it reignite Google’s battle with Facebook?

The game is on (again): Google is seriously trying to take on Facebook by launching Google+,  its own social media network. The question rises whether Google will be successful in its latest attempt to beat Facebook on its own turf. I started thinking about answering this question by reviewing Google’s previous (unsuccessful) attempts to overtake […]