Anyone old enough to remember when you had to use 5 different programs to complete a single presentation. Lotus 123 for Spreadsheets, Multi-Mate for Word Processing, DB2 for Database Management, Page Maker for Publishing. It was a nightmare. Along came Bill Gates and over time created Microsoft Office where today we copy and paste and move data between applications within in seconds.
Having listened to the CEO’s of Nextag and Yelp today and their admission that they would not start their businesses today because of Google’s Dominance remind me of how David Wang must have felt when IBM AS400’s were rolled out and chosen as the system of choice for Financial Networks and Systems.
See having been on Wall Street before computers we have to understand there will be road kill, winners and losers and those who file suit and request help from the government to set restrictions on innovation. We all know that Google has deep pockets and the Groupon Offer is something that the founders should have jumped on.
A lot of Tech Entrepreneurs would love to work with Google, Youtube, Google TV and the mobile dominance, and there is tremendous opportunities to those visionaries who understand the future of Monetizing the Customer Experience. But are truly scared to death because the fear is that Google has become Darth Vador.
Here is what is so cool about the discussion. How do you compete with FREE and how do you explain the demise of MY Space and Success of Facebook.
The Committee was asking for suggestions for Google to voluntarily be substandard by not protection and growing its prowless in Search and the industries that surround what Consumers want.
What would you suggest Google Voluntarily do to alleviate its self of kicking ass in a particular vertical?
What would you want if you were the CEO’s of YELP or NEXTAG?
Finally, Transmedia Brandcasting is a solution that you will hear me advocate over and over. Creating Transmedia Revenue Share Communities would indeed allow for more corporations and consumers to win financially. Follow us or contact me for more information. Google should consider adopting a Transmedia Brandcasting model which will create new revenue and share it with its customers. Global Economic Problem Solved….What’s your solution? Post it here. and Share it EVERYWHERE.
- Google Faces Anti-Trust Accusers Expedia, Nextag, and Yelp Wednesday (pcworld.com)
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- Google Expects A Black Eye At Today’s Senate Antitrust Hearing (searchengineland.com)