Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 27th Mar 2012 03:39 UTC
Editorial My previous article analyzed some tech companies and their prospects: Microsoft, Intel, HP, Dell, Oracle, Apple, and Google. This article discusses IBM, Amazon, Yahoo!, Cisco, and BMC Software. The goal is to spark a useful discussion. What is your opinion of these companies? Do they have viable strategies for the future?
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RE: Defne Tech
by kwan_e on Tue 27th Mar 2012 09:32 UTC in reply to "Defne Tech"
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

Google, Yahoo, and other like Facebook are not Tech Companies. They use tech products (Software, Servers, Networking and Chip based products)but dont make a living at it. No, they sell advertising and pump alot of stuff to attract eyeballs to drive higher ad revenues.


Google develops algorithms. I say that's pretty tech. Unless your criteria is that a tech company must create almost all of its tech products in house...

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RE[2]: Defne Tech
by cyrilleberger on Tue 27th Mar 2012 10:13 in reply to "RE: Defne Tech"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

I say that's pretty tech. Unless your criteria is that a tech company must create almost all of its tech products in house...


It seems is criteria is that you are a tech company if your users are your customers, ie, if your users are buying stuff from the company. Otherwise, Google, Yahoo and Facebook create almost all of its tech products in house...

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RE[3]: Defne Tech
by tylerdurden on Wed 28th Mar 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Defne Tech"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

That's because some of y'all have some of the new business models (Google et al) ass backwards.

The "customers" are the ones providing the advertising, the "product" is the billions of hits, eyeballs, and people buying the "customers" products. I.e. when you do a web search in google, you are the product.


As such google et al are indeed tech companies, they simply have different product/revenue/business models.

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