The new “Dear Sophie” Google Chrome commercial. Hey…it’s a good one, and awfully timely too. Enjoy.
“Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products,” Walkley wrote in a note to investors on Monday. “We believe this highlights Apple’s significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels.”
- Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley, on Apple’s older devices vs. newer Android devices
Today, Google launched Google Map Maker, which allows users to create and/or edit Google Maps.
Jason Kincaid provides some insight into why Google Map Maker launched in the US:
Lalitesh Katragadda and Manik Gupta, who lead the product, say that the tool can be used to give a greater level of detail to Google Maps in the US. We’ll now be able to edit (and access) more detailed maps of university campuses, biking and walking trails, and other areas that aren’t traditional roads.
Like Foursquare, Google is now putting the ability to edit and create roads in the hands of the user. Google accesses past submission history in their brief review process. Perhaps the best part: approved map edits or adds are added to Google Maps within a matter of minutes.
“A breathing space in a busy world.” Doesn’t that sound great to you?
It’s what Google’s newest online magazine, Think Quarterly, calls itself. But the structure of the magazine is what will blow your mind. Combining large photos, infographics and other content, the magazine is 62 pages long and packed with some interesting stuff.
Could this eventually lead to other major companies developing like products?
An effective manager can have a tremendous impact on an employee’s career. Google, one of the world’s most successful companies, created a manifesto to address habits of effective managers.
A few of the tips:
1. Be a good coach
* Provide specific, constructive feedback, balancing negative and positive
* Have regular one-on-ones, presenting solutions to problems tailored to the employee’s strengths
2. Empower your team and don’t micro-manage
* Balance giving freedom to your employees while still being available for advice
* Make “stretch” assignments to help them tackle big problems
3. Express interest in employees’ success and well-being
* Get to know your employees as people, with lives outside of work
* Make new folks feel welcome, help ease the transition