Archive for the 'Google' Category

A $3.2 BILLION SNACKQUISITION

January 24, 2014

“I’ve known many people at Google for years, it is Silicon Valley. It is personal … Most of these things happen at a party. “

Nest CEO Tony Fadell, on how his smart-thermostat company became a passed appetizer for Google, Bloomberg TV, 24 January 2014

TECHNOLOGY THING … YOU MAKE MY HEART SING

March 24, 2013

“Could you have a makeup artist and a fashion person and a thing that’s taking care of the technology to create opportunity for clients in a different way?”

Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel, exhibiting a very vague embrace of Silicon Valley creatures in his digital strategy, Fast Company, 18 March 2013

THE FIRST STEP IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

March 20, 2013

“The challenges are substantial, but the opportunity to make Google more collaborative and relevant to users wherever they are is enormous.”

The developers behind Google’s social network, openly admitting they have a problem with relevance, Google+ Developers, 20 March 2013

WE’RE HIRING FOR GOOGLE’S MINISTRY OF LOVE

March 14, 2013

“We’re getting closer to a world where technology takes care of the hard work—discovery, organization, communication—so that you can get on with what makes you happiest … living and loving.”

Google CEO Larry Page, on how he fired Andy Rubin as Android boss in the name of love, The Official Google Blog, 13 March 2013

MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE SPLURGED ON THE UPGRADE

March 13, 2013

“It’s like flying a plane, and you’re trying to find the right altitude and you’re doing it with a four-year-old company and four-year-old processes and four-year-old systems.”

Groupon co-CEO Eric Lefkofsky, offering a not-so-reassuring mix of metaphors for how he’s steering the daily-deals company, Fast Company, 13 March 2013

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