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Daring Fireball: That’s No Lemonade. That’s a Space Station.

Daring Fireball: That’s No Lemonade. That’s a Space Station. And yet another counterpoint to the splitting of Googlerola. John Gruber is not buying any positive spin on the sale of Motorola and he raises what pundits said about Google buying Nest as evidence of Google’s consumer device aspirations. We have to agree. It can’t be …

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Google’s Tasty Lemonade – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Google’s Tasty Lemonade – stratēchery by Ben Thompson A semi-contrarian view on the Motorola sale from Ben Thompson. He agrees the initial purchase was crazy, but admires Google for getting a lot of value from what was a big mistake. Interesting how he links this to Google’s recent deal with Samsung. 


Ecosystem maths

Ecosystem maths Excellent “back of an envelope” analysis of Apple and the ecosystem of iOS against the larger backdrop of the entire smartphone/tablet market and Android. Benedict expands on this in one of the recent Cubed podcasts where he said “Apple and Google have both won the smartphone/tablet ecosystem wars in that they both pretty …

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Google’s New Business Model – stratēchery by Ben Thompson

Google’s New Business Model – stratēchery by Ben Thompson There’s been a theme emerging with Google’s acquisition of Nest last week that this represents Google becoming more serious about the consumer device space. Ben Thompson illustrates why that might be and what benefits it has for Google. One thing is for sure, in acquiring Nest …

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One diabetic’s take on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses

One diabetic’s take on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses Not everyone is happy about the earlier linked Google smart contact lenses for diabetics. Om Malik, himself a diabetic, has a few reality checks for the potential product. After stating his admiration for the scientists at Google and how much he appreciates them working to help diabetics, …

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Introducing our smart contact lens project

Introducing our smart contact lens project Google with an interesting innovation – contact lenses that track blood sugar levels for diabetics. The constant need to check blood sugar levels, and the danger of not doing so, for diabetics makes this a potentially helpful product, if they can bring it to market. 


Chrome apps could start coming to Android and iOS as early as next month

Chrome apps could start coming to Android and iOS as early as next month Google continues to execute on its horizontal services play. Many in the tech press love to put Android vs iOS, but android was Google’s defense against being locked out of mobile platforms. Having largely succeeded at that defense, it makes complete …

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Apple Outsider » Thermonuclear War

Apple Outsider » Thermonuclear War Matt Drance on the lawsuit from Rockstar (a shell company owned by a consortium including Microsoft and Apple that won the Nortell patents bid) that attacks Google’s primary source of revenue: search based advertising. It’s a direct attack bit just on android, but in Google itself. While the gamesmanship of …

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