Chris Kemp kicked of Code I (IT Directorate) here at Ames. This is going to be good!
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008
In other news:
- A good interview with Jeff Stibel on the 'perceived' parallels between the Internet and the brain
- Cyber attacks preceeded bombs in Georgia. Which makes me want to go back to a commercial I saw one of the first weeks I arrived in the US: Airforce: Air : Space : Cyberspace. This completely brings home the topic of this blog. Moving up from Air into Space and beyond, you enter...Cyberspace. If you want a challenge: be a cyber warrior.
- Google Maps didn't have any info on Georgia (I noticed that myself as well, and wondered what was up). Now Google is saying they just didn't have data there.
- Is Google a media company? Many seem to think so, including Tom Foremski:
For the past four years I've been saying that Google, Yahoo and many other large Internet companies such as AOL, and eBay are media companies. They publish pages of content with advertising around it.
The fact of owning or not owning the content is a red herring. Either way, Google publishes pages of content with advertising around it. How is that not a media company?
GOOG is not a technology company. What technology can you buy from Google? I can buy a database from Oracle--that's a technology company. I can buy microprocessors from Intel--that's a technology company. What technology can you buy from Google?
Google is a technology-enabled media company. It won't create its own content. It mostly scrapes its content from the Internet, or collects it from users of Youtube, etc, and sells advertising around it. How it gets its content is not important, it is still a media company.