Afterwards this boy wanted Steve Jobs to talk with him. Jobs did not respond, but his partner did.
"Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, who hacked telephone systems early in his career, sent Hotz a congratulatory e-mail. “It was like a story out of a movie of someone who solves an incredible mystery,” Wozniak told me.
This is what gets me:
“I understand the mind-set of a person who wants to do that, and I don’t think of people like that as criminals. In fact, I think that misbehavior is very strongly correlated with and responsible for creative thought.”
oh yeah Painters and Hackers, there is a book that bears that title....What's new? ...How we crimilize the creative mind in favor of the status quo?...Art History is full of "the artist suicided by society" examples...
"These sorts of comparisons always do depend on what it is that you decide to compare: Google certainly doesn't employ more people than the US newspaper industry and it's certainly worth much more in terms of corporate value."
And then there is the long term view on social media value and G Plus. Factor that in and one has to ask where does old media add value anymore?
If you were wondering why you should be on Google Plus, I guess this is reason enough....after all they do have the best search engine. I have long said that search and social media combined is the best strategy for online marketing..now Google is making its move to give you two for one!
Stop talking about "time spent" and "sharing. Start looking at revenue." says Business insider.
Clearly they have not read the book called Better -Economics for HUMANS http://bit.ly/uvgPzw which puts forth an entirely new way of evaluating value based on its ability to better human potential.
Whether Google or FB rule is a mute point in the new economy as both are now part of Web 2.0 and contribute enormous value to a system that has brought about a new way of sharing information by sharing content and connecting around data points of interest. This non linear, emotional, human way of sharing values rises above the mere accumulation of $$$. aka revenue. That is the sting and the push back has just begun...by old media...by people....by cultures.... a full media flip has occured and new media has made old print based media obsolete.
this is...."Google we're talking about--a company that goes out of its way to appear to be serving the public, all the while gathering a precious resource it uses to earn its billions: Data."
I think another word for data is information...and in the information age naturally it is the most valable commodity especially if you can distribute it on a platform like Google via a search engine. Still don't understand why this shift comes as such a surprise...
Apparently "Google's sequential end-of-year revenue spike just never showed up" according to Biz analyists, however, at the end of the day I don't think Google has to worry too much as they still control search and were smart enought to get their social media act together by creating Google Plus which incorporates search in a way that will leapfrog them way ahead of other sites in due time - like Facebook who has such a bad search engine! What Google did was add "Value" to their offering through social media which ultimatley means that they have created #betterness by helping users reach their full human potential to share, create, engage and influence. What more are folks looking for?
"When search starts being more about YOU, what happens to the rest of the Web?" - states a Business Insider blogger saying that their strategy is to make search all about YOU!
From what you want to what you share..I guess he never read the book called "What Would Google Do" where the author Jeff Jarvis reverse engineers the success of Google and figure out what their lessons are....number one being that Google's business model was to put the USER at the centre.