Category#Google

Behold Alphabet!

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Google just announced a their changing their business model. Their new parent company is called Alphabet and you can find this announcement at abc.xyz. Below is a copy of the announcement for posterity.

Business needs to evolve

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Update: I had this scheduled for tomorrow but given Google’s news today, it seemed to make more sense to post now. Check out Google’s new parent company: Alphabet. My father and I were talking the other day about the how difficult it is for businesses to stay in business for any serious period of time. I’m not sure I can put an exact number on many years a business has to exist to...

Scott Galloway and The Four Horsemen

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@profgalloway proselytizes about Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. I agree with many things he says.  eCommerce -> brick & mortar – I completely agree with him on eCommerce companies opening stores, even though I have no idea what a Warbly Parker is. Amazon is screwed. A company that races to the bottom never wins. Enough said. Apple will be the first trillion dollar company...

Keywords and Twitter

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Back in 2011, Twitter and Google got divorced. Actually, it turns out it was a trial separation. On February 4th, they announced a new deal that has Tweets showing up in search results again. (This is possible because one of Twitter’s latest acquisitions, GNIP recently indexed all tweets back to 2006.) This is great news because it once again helps businesses own SERPs. It also means that...

Why the Apple Car doesn’t make ANY sense

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Way back on 7 days ago, I posted the reasons I believed that Apple would build a car. I was quickly reminded by a friend of mine, who goes by the name of Brad Hampton and happens to be a Senior Digital Consultant for Shift Digital (and agency focused on the automotive market), that I may in fact be wrong. Very wrong! Below are the reasons for his disbelief. Apple cares about design, not function...

Why the Apple car makes sense

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There has been a metric-ton of news lately about Apple building a car and for the most part, I think that are people excited. I’ve also seen some confusion from consumers but to me it makes sense. (Disclaimer: I want one.) It makes sense for the following reasons. Cars are made of electronics – Back in the day, a person could fix there car if there was a problem because cars were...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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