Rick Limpert, host of The Tech Of Sports, joins host John Hanlon this week. Rick and John talk abour Microsoft’s latest Google bashing, Gmail and Google Drive working together, Google researches phone marketing, Chromebooks being made by Google and Rick’s thoughts on the Galaxy Note II.
Rick is a freelance writer and contributes regularly to Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports. He writes a daily tech column for Examiner.com and weekly pieces for CBS Atlanta. Rick hosts “The Tech of Sports” on Netcast Studio and you can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell.
1. Microsoft Scroogled – Video
Microsoft is on the attack again. This time, they claim Google Shopping results are not based on relevancy but rather who pays the most. Google has responded by saying their fee-based system ensures users receive the best results.
In the beginning, Google preached, “Don’t be evil”—but that changed on May 31, 2012. That’s when Google Shopping announced a new initiative. Simply put, all of their shopping results are now paid ads. In their under-the-radar announcement, Google admits they’ve now built “a purely commercial model” that delivers listings ranked by “bid price.”
Google Shopping is nothing more than a list of targeted ads that unsuspecting customers assume are search results. They call these “Product Listing Ads” a “truly great search.” We say that when you limit choices and rank them by payment, consumers get Scroogled. For an honest search result, try Bing.
2. Drive and Gmail Combine
Take another look at Gmail next time you want to send a large file. You can now send files up to 10gb through Gmail using Google Drive. Just reply or compose an email and look for the Drive logo button at the bottom. Any files you send will be uploaded to Drive and the recipient will automatically have access.
A new study by Google found that an extra 1,000 news stories leading up to launch will generate a 9 percent boost in sales. Google also points out that for every million views a product video gets in the week leading up to launch, an extra 11 percent boost will be seen in sales figures.
Google might be skipping manufacturing partners and selling the next Chromebook by themselves. A Chinese newspaper reported Google is purchasing materials that point toward a touchscreen laptop.
5. Rick’s Devices – Galaxy Note II Review
Google At A Glance on Google+
John – Google+ Twitter
Guest – Rick Limpert
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