Internet Big Five

  • We Must Fix This Fucking Mess

    … FOR SENDING THEM TO ME. Sure, I have a general idea. I can look at my analytics in all those aforementioned platforms, and I could, if I have either earned or hired a double PhD in Big Data and Theology, I might be able to divine some patterns as to how my readers ended up reading my stuff. But given they’re scattered across four, five or six platforms, all…

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 30 readers -
  • The Waze Effect: Flocking, AI, and Private Regulatory Capture

    …, we’ve managed traffic flows through a public commons – a slow moving but accountable ecosystem of local and national ordinances (speed limits, stop signs, traffic lights, etc) that were more or less consistent across all publicly owned road ways. Information-first tech platforms like Waze, Uber, and Airbnb are delivering innovative solutions…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Google- 16 readers -
  • What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack

    … stand for much longer. These I find fascinating – and worthy of deeper dives. First up is Jack Mobile, a stealthy search startup founded a year or so ago by Charles Jolley, previously at Facebook and Apple, and Mike Hanson, a senior engineer at Mozilla and Cisco who early in his career wrote version 1.0 of the Sherlock search app for Apple. Jack…

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  • Google: The Information-First Conglomerate

    …, Google is a search company, ergo – Peak Google. But as the Fortune piece argues (and yes, I’m quoted, for what that’s worth), Google has a lot more going on beyond search. And while it continues to milk that multi billion-dollar quarterly profit center, it’s built five additional billion-dollar businesses – some of which are directly related…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Google- 8 readers -
  • The Internet Big Five: Doubling In Three Years On A Trillion Dollar Base

    From time to time I have tracked what I call the “Internet Big Five” – the key platform technology companies that are driving the Internet economy. Nearly three years ago I wrote the first of this series – The Internet Big Five. I identified Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook as the “big five,” and compared their relative strengths in financials, consumer reach, and ...

    John Battelle's Search Blog- 9 readers -
  • My Picks for NewCo Silicon Valley

    … a waitlist, and past history shows that the waitlist does clear more often than not. Evening: The VIP Kickoff. This is an invitation only event, but readers of this site can get in by purchasing a VIP ticket here. The kickoff is a celebration of NewCos (we’ll have five or six presenting quick overviews of their sessions), and in each city we pick…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Google Facebook- 9 readers -
  • The Next Stage of Mobile Quickening: Links Get Intelligent

    … it one step beyond erasing the app store friction, and we can imagine a world where apps work like always on-call services, at the ready to execute their portion of a fluid user experience. Explaining that experience will be the subject of a future post. But for now, amen for folks like Alex and companies like Branch Metrics. Keep up the good work. …

    John Battelle's Search Blogin Mobile Facebook- 8 readers -
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