Search is good. Search is bad. Search needs help. Thank Google and Yahoo! for bringing us to where we are today. Now, to figure out the other 95% of search…

Leaving the Information Age

Say goodbye to the Information Age. It’s already over. Ok, not over, completely. These things take time. You don’t just end an “Age” in an instant. But take a look around you and you’ll start to see the beginnings of the end, just about everywhere. The last Great Age, the Industrial Age, started sometime around […]

John Battelle and Eric Schmidt on Data Silos

Phillip Lenssen at Blogoscoped points to this excellent interview of Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, by John Battelle. Of particular note, at the tail-end of the interview, is the unequivocal assurance by Schmidt that Google will “never trap user data.” Score one for user-centric silo busting. And another point for Google, when they actually deliver on […]

The Google Future

Robert X. Cringely paints an intriguing picture of our future… well, perhaps we should call it Google’s future, since they own it: Google will become our phone company, our cable company, our stereo system and our digital video recorder. Soon we won’t be able to live without Google, which will have marginalized the ISPs and […]

Company XYZ Releases Google Killer

This post from Google Blogoscoped is just too funny to ignore. Of course, SwitchBook‘s technology really is going to change everything. It is, after all, about “Complex Search,” which is so much more than just “Search.” đŸ˜‰ Seriously, I think Google is a great target for the passionate entrepreneur. They’ve created a whole new industry […]

Most managers’ info searches are useless

Nancy Gohring at ComputerWorld reports: Managers waste hours every day looking for information that often turns out to be useless, according to a report from consulting firm Accenture Ltd.In a survey of 1,000 middle managers at large companies in the U.S. and U.K., Accenture found that managers spend as much as two hours a day […]