Pilgrim’s Picks for September 21 – Google Overload Edition
Google has officially taken over the world today. Either I need to fine tune my RSS feeds or just about every marketing news story is about Google.
- Google’s Lenoir data center construction is ahead of schedule and bringing new life to the small city.
- The mortgage industry may be hurting, but Google doesn’t expect to see a decrease in search spending by the sector.
- A man has filed a $5 billion law suit against Google. Why? His social security number, when turned upside down and scrambled, spells Google. The cheek of them to steal the name from him! (via)
- As well as the US wireless network auction, Google is making a bid for one in the UK.
- Google is set to beg EU for permission to acquire DoubleClick. “Please sir, can we buy some more?”
- Google co-founders are now worth $18.5 billion each and are the 5th wealthiest Americans. I remember when they were only worth $5 billion. My, how far they’ve come.
Ok, there are a couple of non-Google stories worth mentioning.
- Mixx launches a private beta today. TechCrunch calls them a cross between Digg, LinkedIn and MyYahoo. What exactly does that mean anymore? They all steal feature ideas from each other anyway!
- A great observation by Michael Jensen. You don’t have to promote all of your product’s features. Sometime surprising your customers gets them even more excited–and talking about your product.