Is Google a black hole for companies it acqhires?

On May 11, 2005, I first used the term “acqhire” and was so amused with myself that I appended the post to define it: “When a large company ‘purchases’ a small company with no employees other than its founders, typically to obtain some special talent or a cool concept.” That post was about Google, then […]

Tour de France via Street View — And a suggestion to the Google Maps Team

Google has created a street-view map of each stage of the Tour de France (which some Americans my be surprised to learn is still held each year, despite Lance Armstrong’s retirement). I continue to marvel at the powerful ways in which stories can be told with Google Maps. When I see a project like this, […]