Weds. Signal: Will Apple and Google Make Up In 2011? No.

(image) You might have noticed that in my predictions for this year, I didn’t declare that Apple and Google would kiss and make up. The headlines today only prove how terribly prescient I was. OK, OK, it ain’t exactly man bites dog, but to the links:

Google Digital Newsstand Aims to Muscle In on Apple (WSJ) I’ve been advocating Google’s entry into this market since well before the iPod/Phone. Glad they’re doing it.

Apple Leads Smartphone Race, while Android Attracts Most Recent Customers (Nielsen) In other words, we have a horserace folks.

Trouble In the House of Google (Coding Horror) Meanwhile, Google has some ‘splainin’ to do in its core biz.

What the hell is going on with TV? (Fortune) Well, it’s turning into a web app, and that isn’t easy for an industry that thought it ruled the world.

Why Facebook won’t go public (Reuters) No, no, no. Read this: What Everyone Seems to Miss In Facebook’s Private or Public Debate… (Searchblog)

Internet Gains on Television as Public’s Main News Source (Pew) Television will soon be an app of the Web.

Why Every Brand Needs an Open API for Developers (Mashable) Indeed. “The most effective ads today are experiences that provide value to customers.”

The “Shield” Bill, A Clear Danger to Free Speech (NYT) God, I hate overreactin’ govt. types.


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2 thoughts on “Weds. Signal: Will Apple and Google Make Up In 2011? No.

  1. John

    I just dumped about 20 newsletters that I never read as much as your FM Signal in 2010. Thank you for rocking smart links to read. I have a question, please help me understand.

    When will web apps kill Facebook?

    The more websites that have apps connecting to my Facebook page the less time I spend ON Facebook. I can post, view, like, and pull content without having to look at my page. Don’t they need me to be tasking on my Facebook page to make money? Can they profit as a free data center? What am I missing?

    I wish you well.


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    John Battelle on said:

    Chris, wait for Facebook to launch a web-wide ad network, probably this year.

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