Tweet In my view it’s only a matter of time before Foursquare is acquired. We’re waiting for the company to launch its redesigned app but I’m skeptical that it will generate significant new momentum. I could be wrong. I’ve always thought that Yahoo was the likely Foursquare buyer for several reasons. (Google might try to buy the […]
Tweet Room 77 is a terrific hotel metasearch site (although I don’t like some of the recent UI changes). Yet it has never really gained broad awareness or adoption among consumers compared to better known sites like Kayak, Hotels.com or Expedia. Yesterday it was discovered by Bloomberg that Google was licensing the company’s software platform, […]
Tweet Yelp released a video satirizing the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset. There’s also a dig at the notion that virtual reality represents the future of the internet. You decide if it succeeds or is merely snarky.
Tweet Certain research analysts used to be fond of saying that Google was a “one trick pony” — meaning the company had its highly successful search business and nothing else. That hasn’t been true for a very long time. A very long time. While the $3.2 billion purchase today of groovy home appliance maker Nest […]
Tweet You’ve read that Snapchat reportedly rejected a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook. Then Om Malik tweeted that Google had offered $4 billion, which was also rejected. Take the money. My 14-year old daughter uses Snapchat but 18 or 24 months from now something else might easily have replaced it. Here’s what the Wall […]