Category Archives: Google

Online Missteps and Leadership Tunnel-Vision

While some may consider my last few Microsoft posts as overtly negative, or even as Microsoft-bashing.  That’s not really my intent.  As a disclaimer, the same goes for this post: also not intended as a Microsoft-bash.  Microsoft is a very … Continue reading

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Steve Ballmer Defects to Google

In a highly surprising turn of events, Steve Ballmer appears to have returned from his sabbatical and promptly tendered his resignation, effective immediately. Suffice to say, this behavior is quite startling given Ballmer’s long tenure with Microsoft (since 1980), and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Live

When you consider how large and successful Microsoft has become, I’m somewhat dazzled how much trouble they’ve had getting into the Web 2.0 scene. I’m sure Microsoft doesn’t enjoy playing second fiddle to Google, Yahoo, and other Johnny-Come-Latelys. I suspect leadership … Continue reading

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Google Gets Ready to Rumble With Microsoft

The New York Times just posted a good story describing the upcoming fight between Google and Microsoft. I personally find the differences between these two monoliths very fascinating. Times are definitely heating up as Google continually grows its internet presence, … Continue reading

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Google Charting

Google has released an open web API, which provides drop-dead graphs and charts for web pages. I really find their implementation elegant and powerful. Here are some sample charts and their usage urls. Good stuff! Linear stripes Chart Actual url: http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=lc&chd=s:UVVUVVUUUVVUSSVVVXXYadfhjlllllllmmliigdbbZZXVVUUUTU&chco=0000FF&chls=2.0,1.0,0.0&chxt=x,y&chxl=0:|Jan|Feb|Mar|Jun|Jul|Aug|1:|0|25|50|75|100&chs=200×125&chg=100.0,25.0&chf=c,ls,0,CCCCCC,0.2,ffffff,0.2 … Continue reading

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