Google+continues to set records as the fastest-growing social network in history, but Google’s social juggernaut is beginning to show signs that it’s losing steam.
Ancestry.com co-founder Paul Allen (not to be confused with the Microsoft co-founder of the same name) posted his most recent analysis of Google+’s growth on his Google+ account Tuesday. According to his analysis, the search giant’s Facebook competitor will likely reach 18 million users by the end of Tuesday, but its growth rate has dropped by 50% from its peak.
“Last week we saw two days where more than 2 million signed up [...]
In what has to be somewhat embarrassing for Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed user on Google+, according to the Google+ Statistics counter.
The Facebook CEO has 21,213 followers, compared to the Google CEO at 14,798, Google social czar Vic Gundotra at 13,783, Google co-founder Sergey Brin at 11,629, blogger Robert Scoble at 11,389, Google spam avenger Matt Cutts at 9,153, TWIT founder Leo Laporte at 7,566, Google’s Bradley Horowitz at 7,187, TechCrunch’s MG Siegler at 6,579 and blogger Gina Trapani at 5,649.
Google+ Statistics creator Boris Veldhuijzen [...]
WSJ reported that Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen has filed law suit against 11 technology giant companies including Google, YouTube, Facebook, eBay, Apple, Yahoo, AOL, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, and Staples to protect the intellectual property of Allen’s former technology incubator company Interval Research Corporation.
You may notice that Microsoft and Amazon are not targeted by Allen’s law suit probably because of Allen’s deep tie with Microsoft on other hand Amazon’s HQ is located in buildings owned by Allen.
According to the press release:
“Interval Licensing holds [...]
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple has confirmed the news that he will appear in an upcoming Big Bang Theory episode, on his Facebook page. He stated on his Facebook page “What’s it like to film an episode of Big Bang Theory? I’ll let you know tonight, but not what the episode is about.” We don’t know when will this episode will be aired though.
I am a regular viewer of Big Bang Theory so I am excited by the news that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be on the show. Lets wait and see what does he have to make us laugh.
When Paul English, the co-founder of travel search engine Kayak.com, says that he has a “big, big project” ahead of him, he’s not kidding. That’s because he’s planning to cover all of Africa with free Wi-Fi, and he wants it to be “completely self-sustaining,” to boot.
He aims to bring this about through JoinAfrica, a non-profit/for-profit mishmash that’ll get underway this summer. English himself has already gotten his hands dirty, using the wealth he’s gained from his website’s success to buy satellite dishes and the other equipment [...]
Today is the fifth anniversary of YouTube’s first video upload. On April 23rd, 2005 at 8:27pm (a Saturday night—nerd!) this video of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim sparked an internet revolution. Fittingly for the site, he’s at a zoo.
Since leaving Google last October, former product manager and Jaiku co-founder, Jyri Engeström has moved his young family back to Helsinki and started rooting around for the next thing. Aside from working on his wife Ula’s long term project to create a hyperlink for any physical object, Thinglink, he’s also been seeking angel investments.
Today he joins the board of XIHA Life which is run out of Sunnyvale, California, Switzerland and Finland. At the same time the startup has announced a $1 million seed round. Veraventure led the round, joined by other angels and the company founders. [...]
Google has an unfortunate history of buying companies — and then running them into the ground. Sometimes, this leads to a bit of ill-will between the Internet giant and the companies’ founders. We saw a perfect example of this when Dodgeball’s founders (including current Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley) quit Google in a huff. Today, the co-founder of another acquisition, Panoramio, is out as well, but he insists the company is happy under Google.
In a post today on the Panoramio blog, co-founder Eduardo Manchón, says that after four and a half years working on the service, it’s [...]