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The case for Twitter’s independence (unless Google or management buys)

This was posted on 7 October 2016 at TechCrunch Original Here Keith Teare CRUNCH NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR Keith Teare is the co-founder of TechCrunch and today runs Palo Alto incubator Archimedes Labs. The problems associated with the widespread rumors of Twitters “for sale” status and that the management team is divided on whether or not to sell the company were compounded …

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The impact of mobile growth on web advertising. Is Android bad for Google?

Google and Facebook can’t turn off the mobile deluge I just posted on TechCrunch. The article focuses on the Facebook S1 filing and in particular on the risks section that covers the growth of the mobile internet and its potential impact on the web business model. Facebook itself has been very clear that its advertising revenues …

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Google launched Dbase, circa 1985, but with less functionality.

Google launched GoogleBase last night. What a disappointment. Whilst Google Reader clearly points to somebody at Google “getting” the importance of edge published content and real-time indexing, GoogleBase is a throw back. Basically a dumb flat-file database system for the world to throw content into. It’s actually embarrasing for the whole of Silicon Valley. I …

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