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Google's big buy // May 21 // JLB

According to the New York Times, Google Inc.’s most recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility cost more than the 185 previous acquisitions (combined) the company has made, dating back to 2004 when the company went public. Why is this significant?

Privacy? // Feb 28 // JLB

If you’ve had your public radio on in the last few days, or happened to check out the tech news in your paper of choice, then you’re in the loop on the latest privacy changes that Google is deploying. If you don’t know what’s about to happen, then this post is for you. Bottom Line? […]

Google+ amasses audience // Jan 23 // JLB

On Thursday, Jan. 19, Google and CEO Larry Page released a statement addressing Google’s fourth quarter results and 2011 fiscal year recap. At the outset, Page made a seemingly innocuous, but potentially deeply insightful comment: “I am super excited about the growth of Android, Gmail, and Google+, which now has 90 million users globally – […]

Google's Search Results // Sep 23 // JLB

There’s a reason I keep finding reasons to write about Google in the JLB blog, these days. They are one of the biggest forces of influence on the Net. If you’ve been listening to public radio lately, you might be hearing more and more about Congress’ interest in the search giant. This week, Google’s CEO […]

Tick tock, you don't stop…. // Aug 17 // JLB

The folks at Mountain View just keep on keeping on. If there’s a theme for Google in 2011, it’s got to be “innovation.”

A complete guide to Google+ // Jul 29 // JLB

Long before Google+ even went into beta testing, the blogosphere was abuzz with rumors of Google’s newest attempt at entering the social media world–some might remember the complete wash of Google Buzz–and in that moment in time, Plus was a huge mystery. Fast-forward six months or so and we’re out of beta testing, the world is still abuzz with Google+, over 20 million users have registered for accounts… and yet Google+ is still a mystery. Very few people know exactly what to do with new service or what its features are.

Search or Snicker? That is the Question. // May 22 // JLB

I love a headline that doesn’t tell the whole story – one that makes me laugh or keeps me in suspense. It makes me want to read. Google, on the other hand, doesn’t have much of a sense of humor.  It reads every article regardless if the headline is witty or not. And, it holds […]

Google doodles patent? // Apr 04 // JLB

I’m sure a lot of you have seen this already, but Google recently obtained a patent for their google.com “doodles.” For some time now, Google has been altering their logo to reflect a certain historical event or holiday. Old branding and logo design textbooks might say that drastically changing your logo the way Google does […]

A sign of the times? Google's management merry-go-round… // Jan 22 // JLB

When news broke this week of Google’s impending leadership changes, the tech community was buzzing. Most excitement and speculation centered around what motivated current CEO Eric Schmidt announcement that he was vacating his role in order to let Co-Founder Larry Page fill the position.

Google vs. Facebook: the latest turn and twist // Nov 05 // JLB

It’s no secret that the folks in Palo Alto and the folks in Mountain View don’t get along. In fact, the Facebook vs. Google rivalry is starting to emerge as one of the most intriguing web battles of our generation.