[hcs-d] Google+

Sami Majadla thisissamster at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 13:37:09 EDT 2011


yeah there are thousands of entrepreneurs and start-ups that are succeeding
all the time, and there have always been companies as big as google intent
on making as much money as possible...

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Kane Hsieh <kane.hsieh at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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