GOOGLE+ OR MINUS A FEW HUNDRED MILLION USERS

“The Google+ app you see out there today is used by hundreds of millions of users…. I don’t want to talk about numbers.”

Google+ chief David Bresbis, showing a very un-Googley aversion to quantifying his social network’s results, Recode, 7 October 2014

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MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE SPLURGED ON THE UPGRADE

“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