Today’s Marketing News in 60 Seconds!!!
I thought about naming this post with "Pilgrim’s Picks" but it’s not really the same format. Picks are reserved for news that didn’t quite make the cut. Instead, this post exists because I have client meetings and just simply don’t have the time to write anything longer.
So, you should be able to get up to speed with today’s news in just 60 seconds of reading.
- Interesting that Microsoft’s Q1 earnings can have two completely different interpretations. While CNET chimes "Microsoft earnings hit the mark," BusinessWeek’s not as impressed, "Earnings Show Microsoft Needs Yahoo." While it seems that Microsoft needs Yahoo, as much as Yahoo needs Microsoft, I’ll ask again: "Do two losers, make a winner?"
- Is Google making a transition to a "normal" mega-corporation? Naming Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Fried as your next CIO would certainly send that message. No offense to Fried or Morgan Stanley, but it’s kind of like learning Radiohead will name Michael Buble as its next lead singer.
- So the US Justice Department has allegedly launched an investigation into the partnership between Yahoo and Google. Sometimes I think there’s too much government intervention in business. After all, as long as the public has a choice about which search engine they use, why worry about it? What happens if Google obtains 90+% market share without any merger/acquisition deals? Will the DoJ step in and force Google to hand some of it on a plate to Microsoft and Yahoo???
- I’ll admit to actually installing the new Seesmic video comments plugin. But, after testing, it just messed up the entire comments section. Now I’m glad I uninstalled it as RWW makes a lot of sense when talking about the reasons why video comments suck.
- Adding Google Maps Street Views is one way a "For Sale By Owner" real estate company can add value to its customers.