14 posts • joined Friday 2nd July 2010 21:29 GMT
Seems to be a misunderstanding of how these ad platforms work. It's not Google that decides whether to serve persistent or tailored ads to you, it's the advertisers. In an Adwords account, you must intentionally set these features up and manage them. Not all companies even know this is possible, nor can many afford to hire services to perform these tasks.
The web has only just begun serving tailored ads based on user behavior, most ads are not using that much personal info other than the keywords you typed at the moment.
Feels like they are just drawing attention to themselves and taunting people to write some "real" viruses.
This CEO is a fool for so many reasons.
1. Making the mistake in the first place.
2. Calling out Google just when they are rolling out updates
3. Undermining the product by giving up
4. Sabotaging their position on the ground floor of Google's current TV initiatives
Maybe he should own up to making mistakes because Logitech all they know about is keyboards and mice. No one said it would be easy to get into new markets.
Those disproportionate corners are so hideous, only users with poor taste will snatch up this cheap-looking freakshow.
Just make a deal
They should just get in a room and make a deal that covers all current and future lawsuits concerning currently released products, and any new products using tech from pre-existing ones.
Not that it matters
Who cares? It's not like people buy things just because ads say they are the best, right?
Stop the presses
Is that a "Windows" key I spy? Also, no super-cool "Search" key instead of a Caps Lock?
From a branding standpoint
There are two more factors to consider, both help minimize any risk in this change.
1. They aren't changing the look of the ATI brand, which means their similar name, AMD, will hot-swap easily.
2. The still have the equity of the individual brands, Radeon & Firepro.
All they are really losing is the a T and an I, traded for a M and a D. Current fans will barely notice. AMD fans will get more easily introduced to AMD's graphics efforts. And ATI haters might reconsider thew "new" ATI.
A sound decision, imo...
As with everything
The best browser will be the simplest one that has has the most adaptability.
No one will be able to compete with google in the development dept, and thus chrome will take the crown.
Firefox doesn't have the marketing outlets that chrome does, and will fall by the wayside, only kept bouyant by the numerous plugins and other customizations people were just getting used to.
Ultimately, people won't care if google is watching their surfing habits, other than the paranoid alpha geeks (not that they're wrong) ...at least until google gets caught being evil with the data (inevitable)
Microsoft already got porked for being insidious about leveraging it's OS to force use of IE, so unless they make a sincere attempt to both out-market Google, and copy Chrome's features as quickly as they are implemented (since MS can't innovate without copying), IE will fade out as well.
Nevermind all the effects of a web-based world that doesn't need Windows, or the fact that if Google wanted to, they could turn android into a desktop OS and pat MS on the ass.
Google has the power already, it's just a matter of time.
Get in front of the wave
The answer to the question is simple. MS needs to be an innovator not a copycat with a spotty success rate on major offerings... Windows Me, monopoly, Zune, Vista.
If they wanna be high end and have fans, they just need to live up to it.
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