[hcs-d] Google+

Kane Hsieh kane.hsieh at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 13:35:07 EDT 2011


Or moving faster than the big companies. You don't win a race because the
top contenders throttle back, you win by building something faster.


On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Jim Danz <danz at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Weina,
>
> If you think that established companies should yield their competitive
> advantage in favor of helping new entrepreneurs, I cannot help but
> prolong this flame-war and publicly insist that you are dead, dead
> wrong.
>
> Entrepreneurship is about doing something that the Big Company can't do.
>
> Jim
>
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Weina Scott
> <wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > It is called being greedy, just saying.
> > W
> > On Jun 29, 2011, at 1:18 PM, Weina Scott wrote:
> >
> > I'm just pointing the downside to their ambition. They are making it hard
> > for startups to compete because they are bent on dominating every arena.
> > Poor Skype, I'm so sorry but Google now offers free phone calls.
> >
> >  Weina
> >
> >
> > On Jun 29, 2011, at 1:13 PM, Kane Hsieh wrote:
> >
> > What's wrong with ambition? Google was started by entrepreneurs as well.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Weina Scott
> > <wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >>
> >> But why are they doing encyclopedias? and now social networking to
> compete
> >> with Facebook? O and the free phone calls? They want to dominate the
> entire
> >> world wide web that's why. Google wants to be number 1 at EVERYTHING.
> >> So unfortunate for the entrepreneur.
> >> I mean it is perfectly understandable since they are business, and they
> >> are trying to remain hip or whatever. But it is upsetting to me.
> >>
> >> Weina
> >>
> >> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:55 PM, Sami Majadla wrote:
> >>
> >> just to play devil's advocate - they also do happen to employ tens of
> >> thousands of people... most of whom i'm sure really appreciate their
> jobs.
> >> also, in looking at knol right now, it looks nothing like wikipedia. i
> >> don't think it was ever really meant to compete with that market, but
> that
> >> view's based entirely off of under a minute of looking at the site.
> >> sami
> >> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Weina Scott
> >> <wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Well I was exaggerating there. I just don't' get why Google is bent on
> >>> competing in EVERY area possible. They are making it so hard for
> >>> entrepreneurs to compete. I mean Wikipedia has the whole people
> encyclopedia
> >>> thing down. But no! Google was not pleased and released Knol. For what
> >>> reason? No idea why since NO ONE uses it. I can go on and on.
> >>> just saying,
> >>> Weina
> >>>
> >>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:33 PM, Jeremy Cushman wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I think "stick to search" is a bit strong, considering I use Gmail,
> >>> Google Talk, YouTube and Google Maps regularly, and that their mobile
> OS has
> >>> been the only serious competition for the iPhone.
> >>> Jeremy
> >>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:26 PM, Weina Scott <
> wnscott11 at college.harvard.edu>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I don't understand why the "do all good" company is so bent on
> competing
> >>> in every arena possible. I mean come on. Stick to search.
> >>> Weina
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Jeremy Cushman wrote:
> >>>
> >>> It was boring, but that's because I had two "friends" on it (or
> whatever
> >>> they're called) so there was nothing to see.  I don't see a reason to
> start
> >>> using it instead of Facebook.
> >>>
> >>> On Jun 29, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Ted Pak <tpak at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> https://plus.google.com/up/start/?sw=1&type=st
> >>> Thoughts on Google's latest attempt at social?  Anybody here try it out
> >>> yet?  Current or ex-FB employees willing to say it's meh?
> >>> It seems like early press is quite positive--that's already an
> >>> improvement over Buzz.
> >>> Ted
> >>>
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