I guess it was just a matter of time. FourSquare is probably next. Though I think the "location" thing is a fad. Perhaps Groupon is too. But they are definitely spawning tons of clones. It'll be like News Corp buying MySpace, a few days too late and for a few billion dollars too much.
I don't think they'll purchase FourSquare as they have their own location product that will most definitely be deeply integrated into their social layer.
In fact, I am certain of this because Marissa Mayer recently got promoted to "Vice President of Location and Local Services." She is a pretty significant figure at Google, and for her efforts to be taken away from Search for Location and Local is a huge indication that significant efforts are already under way.
by Gary Anderson6 years ago
Since Google wants Buzz to be the new links most of us are dead in the water. There are two sites where you can pay for Buzz. Any opinions from management or anyone??? http://uphype.com/http://retweet.it
by Marye Audet5 years ago
So other than the fact that Google has apparently decided I am a crappy writer and my traffic is down from 17k a day to maybe 1600... with a similar decline in income... Do we yet know why this happened? Feeling a...
by IzzyM6 years ago
Big traffic drop from international Googles, especially .co uk. Anyone else?
by jaymelee237 years ago
Any thoughts to this and what the future will hold for us that rely on Google and Adsense? http://industry.bnet.com/technology/100 … d-content/
by page1articles4 years ago
Curious about how many writers here have a hard time understanding what Google wants. Are you concerned about Panda and how to deal with dropping views?
by oderog6 years ago
The Search phrases continues to disappear from Google first page 1, the obvious is hubpages.com. My popular phrases have been replaced by schools, shops and classified ads. To me this is a wake up call for dependency on...
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