Tagged: Google

Google offers free GPS

Reflecting the trend toward consolidating functions on hand-helds, Google is offering free GPS navigation system for mobile phones – a potentially big blow to stand-alone GPS makers.  Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, head of the School of Management’s IS Department, says it’s logical to extend Google Maps to mobile phones. “Google realizes that it needs killer apps for […]

Bing gaining on Google, Yahoo

Latest user data shows that Microsoft’s new Internet search engine, Bing, continues to gain ground on those of industry leaders Google and Yahoo.  With Microsoft now joining forces with Yahoo in taking on Google’s command of the lucrative Net ad market,  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman says the next key milestone will be […]

Google CEO quits Apple board

Citing a growing overlap of the two companies businesses, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned from the Apple board of directors.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair of the Information Systems Department, says the move reflects likely future competition. “It’s about the potential overlap in the future as Apple develops its business models […]

Microsoft, Yahoo deal done

In a big deal for the Internet search world, Microsoft and Yahoo have entered a partnership to take on Google.  Microsoft’s new Bing search engine will power Yahoo’s search, and Yahoo will be the global sales force for both companies’ search advertisers.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman says it’s a good deal for […]

Breakthrough for Web news?

The Associated Press will wrap each of its articles (and photos) with software that indicates its right-to-use and notifies the AP how it was used.  It’s in response to Web aggregators and blogs using stories without permission or paying — and may be a breakthrough for the struggling news industry as a whole.  Journalism Department […]

Microsoft targets Web

By offering details of its Web-based, free version of its Office software, Microsoft continues its strategy of profiting both from boxed software and online distribution.  And it marks the latest battle in the business war between Microsoft and Internet-based rivals like Google.  School of Management  Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, head of the Information Systems Department, […]

Google challenges Microsoft OS

Google now says it has developed an operating system for PCs that can challenge Microsoft’s Windows domanance.  School of Management Senior Associate Dean Mike Lawson, an authority on information and computers in management, says it’s the latest chapter of the “disruptive process” of moving computing from desktops to the Internet. Contact Mike Lawson, 617-353-2664, mlawson@bu.edu

Report: New Yahoo branding coming

The Wall Street Journal reports that Yahoo is working on a “massive” effort to overhaul the Internet search company’s brand.  School of Management Professor Susan Fournier, an expert on branding, can offer insight about the strategy and tactics of such major re-branding initiatives. Contact Susan Fournier, 617-353-2773, fournism@bu.edu

More antitrust scrutiny for Google

Google’s 2008 deal with publishers to make millions of books available online is rasing more antitrust suspicion from the Justice Department, which still may try to block or force a renegotiation of the deal which has not yet been approved in court.  Formal civil investigative demands (CIDs) have now been sent to Google and the […]

Report: Tech Giants in Antitrust Probe

An “industry wide” antitrust probe reportedly is underway by the Justice Department investigating if technology companies are illegally negotiating with each other about the hiring of one another’s employees.  Targets reportedly include Google, Yahoo, Apple, and Genentech.  School of Law Professor Keith Hylton, an antitrust law authority, can comment about the possibilities. Contact Keith Hylton, […]