Tag Archives: Google

Smart IT companies pay very low taxes…. a location-based competitive advantage

“Two thousand U.S. companies paid a median effective cash rate of 28.3 percent in federal, state and foreign income taxes in a 2005 study by academics at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. The combined national-local … Continue reading

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Check out the GPI trends…

Wow, Google “top economist” is making a big news splash today with the announcement of their GPL – Google Price Index” (see CNBC, Orbit, or tens of different opinion sites).  One reason being that it’s different than current inflation indexes, … Continue reading

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The future of Search: the Serendipity Engine?

Eric Schmidt speaks about Google strategy and investments, and says “We want to give you your time back”; this by speeding up searches, adding personal context to search ranking, and addressing specific new mobile scenarios. Well, I am not sure … Continue reading

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OK, so it’s Google on your TV then

The other day I was writing on how Apple will be on your TV (probably, if other players do not act fast enough). Interesting enough, just few days later see the various news about Google’s endeavors in the same space  (and … Continue reading

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how do they measure this?

Infoworld: “Google App Engine gains developer interest in battle with EC2, Azure”. It is an article that allows to better describe Google new offering, but I do not see any facts that support the statement in the title…

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Cloud vendor lock-in?

In the news that Google and VMWare are partnering up there is a very interesting and relevant concept: that “one of the major concerns of” enterprise customer “CIOs considering cloud-based applications is vendor lock-in. Few IT executives want to make … Continue reading

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Clouds hang over MS Office

In its article, Joab Jckson discusses if customer will actually follow Microsoft in its latest Office incarnation (2010!), and compares this release to the available Google suite. In an offline scenario Microsoft wins hands down; but the article also elaborates this in … Continue reading

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