On Google Plumbing References from Social Networking Sites Such as Orkut to Rank Articles

Recently Robert Scoble presented a few videos on the topic of Why Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are going to kick Google’s butt in four years. It was a controversial topic, and generated some signficant and emotional responses, such as the following two posts from Rand Fiskin and Danny Sullivan. I Used to Respect Robert Scoble’s … Read more On Google Plumbing References from Social Networking Sites Such as Orkut to Rank Articles

Google Checkout Precursor Gpay More Ambitious Than Paypal?

In April of 2006, I wrote about a patent application from Google that described a micropayment system. Since then, we’ve seen Google launch another payment program, Google Checkout, that differs in a number of significant ways from that micropayment system. It’s a pretty simplified way of making payments. Google just published a new patent application … Read more Google Checkout Precursor Gpay More Ambitious Than Paypal?