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It seemed like this week could finally be the week when Google didn't make headlines for their decision to inject Google+ results right into Search. That hope lasted until Monday. Now the story is back — with a vengeance.
The issue over whether Google is giving preferential treatment to its own products is back in the news, and this time the evidence is pretty damning.
Today, Google is marking a "milestone" in their journey to make Google+ the dominant social network. The "milestone"? Pseudonyms.
Yesterday afternoon, I posted the first part of my interview with Yiying Lu creator of the Fail Whale. In that, Lu explained how the world's most famous error message came into being.
I must have been the last person in Silicon Valley insisting Blackberries were still cool. Even when I finally got an iPhone, I still carried both. Why? The physical keyboard.
Not a day goes by when I'm not asked about whether or not the social media bubble will finally burst. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare, Pinterest, this all has to be too much right?
Last week a friend offered me a ticket to Sunday's 49ers game as a congratulations for starting PandoDaily.
Thanks to Twitter's early(-ish) scaling problems, there are few more recognizable images of web 2.0 than the Fail Whale. But what's less well known is how the iconic graphic came in to being. Or indeed how close it came to being the Fail Elephant.
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