Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jul 2012 00:59 UTC
Google "Google today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. 'Google standalone had a strong quarter with 21% year-on-year revenue growth, and we launched a bunch of exciting new products at I/O - in particular the Nexus 7 tablet, which has received rave reviews,' said Larry Page, CEO of Google, 'This quarter is also special because Motorola is now part of the Google family, and we're excited about the potential to build great devices for users.'"
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judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Google+ might look like a failiure, but it is not. It is growing and the setup of it all is not like facebook where you can physically track a person down that you disagree with, Google+ without a doubt is the only competitor to facebook that matters. And facebook is going to be the next myspace soon unless major changes is made to their concept. Guess who will pick up the pieces?

Last i checked, facebook is till bleeding users to an extent almost unfathomable in the west. They claim they are growing in the far east, but even though they are at the same amount of users, the relative purchase power of lets say fillipino or chinese users is alot less. Thus ads does not matter as much. Add to that the failiure of localization of ads on facebook. When i was in Cambodia and used facebook non of the adds were in champa, and seriously.. Almost none of the champa populace would understand english ads and much less buy something from those ads.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

the setup of it all is not like facebook where you can physically track a person down that you disagree with

Hm?

When i was in Cambodia and used facebook non of the adds were in champa, and seriously.. Almost none of the champa populace would understand english ads and much less buy something from those ads.

When you used FB ...was that when you were logged, I presume? I'd guess FB can localise ads also per user, not only per coordinates.


Overall, the dynamics of such services tend to be too chaotic (like with social networks in general - the people kind) to predict a real demise or rise at this point in time. And FB might be just settling itself into long-term equilibrium in the west.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Google+ might look like a failiure, but it is not. It is growing and the setup of it all is not like facebook where you can physically track a person down that you disagree with, Google+ without a doubt is the only competitor to facebook that matters. And facebook is going to be the next myspace soon unless major changes is made to their concept. Guess who will pick up the pieces?


Wishful thinking. Literally none of the people on my friends list belongs to G+. It's a ghost town. There's zero incentive to use it, from my standpoint. Furthermore, I don't want Google having that much information about me or my friends.

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