ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US
Why (and how) I’m saying goodbye to Gmail | Macworld
Using Mavericks Mail With Gmail Accounts | Daring Fireball
2013 Financial Tables | Google
Shares Cross $1,000 as Company Shows Mobile Advertising Is Working
Google Stock Hits $1,000 for First Time Ever | Mashable
Google is officially part of the ultra-exclusive $1,000 club.
Google stock hits record on quarterly results | USA Today
グーグル株が急騰、初めて1000ドルの大台突破 | WSJ.com
So how did the company do it? Advertisements on good old-fashioned search.
And Google’s non-advertising revenue continues to be a tiny proportion of the company’s overall business—just 9% of revenue.
Google Stock Tops $1,000, Highlighting a Tech Divide | NYTimes.com
Google closed up 14 percent on Friday, at $1,011.41, after a better-than-expected earnings release late Thursday. The jump brought its gain since its initial offering to roughly 1,100 percent. During the same period, the shares of Amazon.com rose 830 percent. Samsung, which makes smartphones as well as the chips that go into many other manufacturers’ devices, rose 760 percent. And Apple leapt a staggering 3,300 percent.
By comparison, the overall Nasdaq composite rose 120 percent, while Microsoft — 10 years ago the most feared giant in technology — gained just 28 percent.
Google Stock Tops $1,000, Highlighting a Tech Divide | ParisLemon
While I largely think the stock market has a bit too many forces at play to serve as a good barometer, at a high level, this data seems pretty telling.
Google Translate Has Ambitious Goals for Machine Translation | SPIEGEL ONLINE
Can the language barrier be breached? Google certainly thinks so: Under the leadership of a computer scientist from Germany, the company is making progress toward a universal translation tool. But competition is looming from Microsoft and Facebook.
The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’ by Julian Assange | NYTimes.com
I have a very different perspective. The advance of information technology epitomized by Google heralds the death of privacy for most people and shifts the world toward authoritarianism. This is the principal thesis in my book, Cypherpunks. But while Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Cohen tell us that the death of privacy will aid governments in “repressive autocracies” in “targeting their citizens,” they also say governments in “open” democracies will see it as “a gift” enabling them to “better respond to citizen and customer concerns.” In reality, the erosion of individual privacy in the West and the attendant centralization of power make abuses inevitable, moving the “good” societies closer to the “bad” ones.
‘The Banality of “Don’t Be Evil“‘ | Daring Fireball
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said he is “perplexed” by the ongoing debate over the company’s tax contributions in the UK.
Congress grills Apple CEO Tim Cook for complying with rules it wrote | The Boston Globe
‘Not Apple’s Fault’ | The Loop
Inside Google’s Secret Lab | Businessweek
As the polymath engineers and scientists who work there are fond of saying, Google X is the search giant’s factory for moonshots, those million-to-one scientific bets that require generous amounts of capital, massive leaps of faith, and a willingness to break things. Google X (the official spelling is Google [x]) is home to the self-driving car initiative and the Internet-connected eyeglasses, Google Glass, among other improbable projects.
Sergey is Bruce Wayne, and I’m Lucius Fox. | ParisLemon
“Sergey is Bruce Wayne, and I’m Lucius Fox.”
Glass Questions | ongoing by Tim Bray
But people, and there are a lot of them, who are saying “Glass is doomed because it’s dorky-looking/privacy-invasive/anti-social” are pretty well wrong; it’s more complex than that.
Tim Bray on Glass | Daring Fireball