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10 things you should know about Google+

10 things you should know about Google+ (in no particular order) 852, 780, 730, 16: Number of days to reach 10mm users by Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, G+ (courtesy: Brian Solis) Messages can be sent to select circle or specific individuals. With Facebook, messages are sent to “public” and can be seen by all. In Google+ message sent to a circle can…

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Watercooler talk: Tale of 2 economies – USA and Australia

Two surprising and shocking news out of USA (one at the start and one at the end of the week) makes us Australians ponder whether we are ready to weather the storm brewing globally. Two major continents/ economies (USA, Europe) are on boiler-plates. The week started with the news of Google’s entry into hardware business (with the acquisition of Motorola Mobility);…

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Industry Analysis: Google acquires Motorola Mobility

There is a flurry of news in the media about Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. According to Fritz Nelson in InformationWeek “…. this is all about the patents“. Motorola estimates it has 17,000 patents and about 7,000 pending approval. With this acquisition, Google enters the mobile hardware space competing directly with its own Nexus brand (that is due for an upgrade in…

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“Where the mind is without fear” Tagore

I fondly remember the poem we sang in school everyday. It is from Gitanjali written by Rabindranath Tagore.   Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches…

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