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Ottawa to Hold Auction of the Wireless Spectrum

Tom Peters suggested that for many big companies the words "We’re No Worse Than the Other Guy" could be the company motto emblazoned in gold letters over the entrance.

He was describing banks but according to a recent survey on customer service the cell phone companies are the lowest on the totem pole.

Google Eager To Please European Regulators

The company’s DoubleClick deal hit an unexpected snag when European Commission members decided to draw out their review to April 2008.

EU Lengthening Probe Into Google, DoubleClick

European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes isn’t quite ready to rubber-stamp Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick.

Looking at Google Android, Developer Kit & Competition
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Google created a video showcasing Android, the Google-initiated, Linux-based open source mobile operating system being backed by the recently announced – and again Google-initiated – Open Handset Alliance.

A Car In Every Garage, Fast Internet On Every PC

It’s a slow, but moving boulder. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) called on the Bush administration to make a commitment to making high-speed Internet access more widely available to small businesses and all Americans.

Google Appeals For EU’s DoubleClick Permission

The proposed DoubleClick purchase has put Google back on its heels as people assail the blockbuster deal on several fronts.

Senate Prepares Grill For Google
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Google’s proposed purchase of DoubleClick has drawn the scrutiny of privacy advocates, the Federal Trade Commission, and now a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.

Google Mooning the Competition

It seems that rascal Google wants to Moon the competition.

No, Larry’s not about to press his bare behind against the Google jet’s windows, but instead the company is continuing its space exploration kick.

First up, Google has announced a $30 million prize package to any one that can land a “robotic rover on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and video to Earth,” says AP.

Is The FCC Blocking Wireless Competition?

With the nationwide expansion of fiber-optic wiring and digital delivery at the turn of the century, the federal government reclaimed and is still reclaiming large amounts of spectrum. Much of it, according to a former government official, has remained unused for seven years, and he blames the Federal Communications Commission for stifling competition in the wireless space.

Facebook Success Doesn’t Equal LinkedIn Death
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I don’t know if it’s a human nature thing or a Western civilization thing, but it seems a lot of the time we focus on winners, damn the rest, and assume that when one supplants the other the other drones on eternally in obscurity rather than the two coexisting. We do this even though Coke and Pepsi, McDonald’s and Burger King, Wal-Mart and Target all coexist in free market bliss.

Google, Yahoo Win Spots As Top Two Brands

Google’s the best brand!  Well, to be more accurate, it’s the favorite online brand.  And to add still more qualifications, it’s the favorite online brand of about 36 percent of the people who took part in a JupiterResearch study.

Google Fear Hits AT&T Square In The Jaw
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As predictable as daylight, AT&T isn’t happy about Google’s plan to bid on the 700MHz wireless spectrum. The telecommunications giant is poised to claw any competition out of the equation, and is hoping its traditional ally, the FCC, will have its back again.

Google Goofs Up “Bourne,” Threadless Contests?
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Google’s “Bourne Ultimatum” and Threadless t-shirt contests both looked like fun – and potentially rewarding – activities, but they’ve (so far) failed to impress.  The Bourne site is suffering from a number of technical problems; the Threadless competition appears to have outlawed a perfectly natural course of action.

DVD Sales Strong Despite Competition

Even with competition from Internet-based movie services, cable and satellite on- demand, and digital cinema, the DVD continues to attract most of the consumer spending on movies, according to the 2007 Annual Report on the Home Entertainment Industry out today.

YouTube Crushes All Video Competition

Video sites have been ground into the grooves of YouTube’s virtual tires on the information superhighway, in terms of online traffic.

Judging Keyword Competition

No I am not talking about the infamous Google Page Rank meter. I am talking about the newer search volume meter shown inside Google’s External Keyword Tool.

YouTube Launches Comedy Competition

YouTube is launching a sketch comedy competition dubbed the YouTube Sketchies. The Sketchies will be a three-round elimination competition allowing comedians to enter their digital shorts.

YouTube Launches Comedy Competition
YouTube Launches Comedy Competition
YouTube Launches Comedy Competition
Has Google Created A Monster?
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The Google vs. MSN Rock Em Sock Em fight provides an interesting juxtaposition. In an outcome that seems surreal, like when Tyson took a bite out of Holyfield, Google has taken so much out of Microsoft in the online arena that folks are starting to wonder if it’s a fair fight.

Make “Fusion” a Greater Part of Your Marketing

Believe it or not, there are many people who don’t know what a mashup is.  If you ask those same people about what "fusion" means, most would probably be able to give you a better answer. 

Flickr, Bad Retailers, Bad Clients, Old School Nostalgia

1) Smart Use of Flickr # 273 Core 77

Architecture for Humanity held its logo design competition on Flickr and received entries from across the globe. This is a really smart use of Flickr, but an even smarter non-profit using social media to get international graphic design consultation for free.

BYU and Omniture Web Analytics Competition

Maybe this is old news to some of you but it is new to me. I came across BYU’s eBusiness Center site and found out that Omniture and BYU’s eBusiness center have teamed up to present a Web Analytics Competition.