By now Yiren Lu’s “Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem” has made it way around both my personal and professional circles. As a young person living and working in Silicon Valley, I felt a strong sense of resentment after reading the article. The author focused on specific and superficial examples to build a case against many of the talented founders and engineers I… Continue reading Silicon Valley’s Youth “Problem”: A Rebuttal
Google Wallet launched in May 2011. For a number of reasons – lack of NFC adoption, Sprint as the only initial carrier partner, limited to only USA – Google Wallet never caught on. In fact, the only person I know who uses Google Wallet is a friend of mine who works at Google (and as a… Continue reading Google Wallet and the Future of Mobile Commerce
When Google Reader underwent a transformation to become “more social” nearly a year and a half ago, I never thought it would eventually lead to a complete shut-down of the product. Some speculate that the demise was caused by a decline in usage. It’s easy to see how the widely-criticized re-design discouraged users – sharing to… Continue reading RIP Google Reader
According to new data from comScore, Facebook leapfrogged Google Maps in October 2012 to become the most popular smartphone app in the U.S (as measured by monthly unique visitors). But when that’s done on an Android OS, isn’t Google the ultimate winner?Sure, "Facebook Now Owns Over 25% Of Total Time Spent On Mobile Apps"
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Is Google Search broken? These two images indicate that it just might be. (Background: The Spreading Santorum website/meme began in 2003, when sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage re-defined Santorum’s name as a protest against the then-Senator’s anti-gay agenda. Ironically, Savage has stated on his podcast that he and Santorum used to be college roommates… Continue reading
I’ve always been a huge fan of listening to others talk. When I was younger, I remember borrowing tons of books-on-tape at the local library to listen to as I cleaned up my room, or did chores around the house. When I got my first iPod, I loved that the podcasts subscriptions on iTunes were… Continue reading Google Listen