Dan Cristo

  • The Final Hurdle Is Cleared - Apps Will Replace Websites

    I've been preaching the death of the web in favor of native mobile apps for a while now, but many don't see it. They can't imagine a day when their beloved .com will go away, disregarded as a relic of the early Internet. But today I believe we've begun clearing the last hurdle to app dominance, all thanks to a silent acquisition Google made last year of company call Agawi.

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  • Bing's App-Linking Tags Advance SEO

    Let's play a quick game. I'm going to guess at least 10 apps you probably have on your phone. If I get at least five right, you owe me a hypothetical cookie, and if I get less than five right, I owe you a hypothetical cookie. Here are my guesses, and you tell me in the comments who owes whom a cookie. 1. Facebook 2. Twitter 3. Amazon 4. Walmart 5. Spotify 6. Messenger 7. Netflix 8.

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  • Amazon Goes for Google’s Jugular With New Service

    "People don’t think of Amazon as search, but if you are looking for something to buy, you are more often than not looking for it on Amazon," said Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and other top brass at Google are no fools. They know that Amazon is a major threat to their core search business, and they won’t be happy to learn that Amazon i ...

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  • Android’s New Feature Paves Way for Apps Replacing Web

    Back around 2009 there was a lot of speculation about whether smartphone apps would replace the Web. After all, most major companies have both a mobile app and a website, and in general smartphone users prefer using native apps. So why would websites still be necessary in such a world? As we know, mobile apps have not replaced websites, and for several good reasons.

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  • Sneak Peek at Google Stars: If Pinterest Met Google Drive

    As we all know, Google is secretly working on hundreds of skunkworks projects as we speak. One of these undercover projects is called Google Stars. It's a social bookmarking tool that works like Pinterest, looks like Google Drive, and feels like it could replace the +1 button. Google is still "dogfooding" it internally and it's not yet public, but thanks to a sleuthing prog ...

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