With relation to Eric Schmidt having exclaimed that Microsoft Bing is Google's biggest threat, The "Seattle Times" posted an interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. While the interview covered a number of topics, some of them are definitely worth highlighting. Microsoft has been accused of stealing Apple's ideas in the past, like when creating a desktop Graphical User Interface (GUI) as opposed to the then-traditional black screen. In an interesting twist, Steve Ballmer is now complimenting Google for copying Microsoft!
Google CEO Eric Schmidt, with Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal, said that Google's largest competitive threat is Bing. Surprisingly though, Facebook and Apple however aren't the largest threats. Google's main focus since day one has been on "search." With the merging of Yahoo, Bing is the only real major search engine outside of Google now. Facebook and Apple, though, are seen by many as competitive in other, "less focused" aspects of Google.
This video shows a Spanish lady and an Irish man "speaking" the same language through hand dance drumming. This video promotes the company Up and Over It, which specializes Irish Dance for the post-pop generation.
This is the official music video for OK Go's 'White Knuckles'. Apparently, people like dancing dogs and synchronized people wearing white, as over 4.5 million viewers have watched this video.
With the announcement that Google will require a two-step verification process to increase security across Google Apps accounts, Google this morning announced that it will feature Google Docs editing capabilities on the iPad and Android. Soon, users will be able to collaborate and co-edit documents and files from a range of devices.
Nothing that can be publicly available on the internet will be private for long. In the end information that can be used will be used, and not necessarily for the most noble purposes.
Case in point: Google, one of the largest internet companies in the world today, has a policy: "don't be evil." However, one of their (now former) engineers, 27 year old David Barksdale, repeatedly took advantage of his position as a member of an elite technical group at Google to access user accounts, violating the privacy of at least four minors during his employment.
"Internet Girl" is a very clever rap about a girl displaying brands people visit on the internet, and she's rapping with someone who clearly appears to be her boyfriend.
We can safely say that this video has gone viral thanks in part to video SEO. Aired two days ago on YouTube on September 12th, "Internet Girl" has well over 56,000 views, with close to 4,000 "likes" on Youtube's platform.