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Facebook has just done Google a huge favor

September 18, 2011
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Facebook has just done Google a huge favor

Facebook is rolling out two new features that appear to be a direct reaction to Google+ (and to a lesser degree Twitter). Of course we have no way of knowing how long Facebook has been planning these features, but the timing and similarity to Google+ features certainly makes it appear to be a copycat response…

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Wow am I happy now that I didn’t deploy serious apps on Google App Engine

September 13, 2011
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First released in 2008, Google App Engine (GAE or AppEngine) was Google’s first attempt to compete with Amazon Web Services in providing cloud computing platform services for developers. In earlier posts, I took some heat for concluding that Google App Engine was not ready for “serious” applications, even when it was “free”. Recently, Google announced shocking new pricing…

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Google+ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

July 15, 2011
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Google+ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ve been told that nothing we know about Google+ can be criticized because it is pre-beta. Okay then. Well, here’s some quick takes after trying it out a bit. 1. The Good This section is the hardest to fill in for me. We already have Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (and others). It makes it hard…

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