Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) – How Is It Performing Financially? (BasicsMedia)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been around since 1996 when it was developed. Since 2004, it undertook to provide its shares for public trading on Nasdaq and the response by the public and other investors has been nothing short of amazing. There has been concern as to whether there is really any need for investing in Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) in this day and age, or whether people should look for other opportunities elsewhere. This is a company which is now part and parcel of people’s lives everywhere and most would not go more than a day before taking time to visit and use the services provided by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). How is it performing financially?
Evaluate Your Current Marketing Practices to Ensure You Stay In the Game (Firmology)
Move over Siri. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is poised to turn a futuristic gadget into reality with the invention of Google Glass. This new device will display information in a smartphone-like hands-free environment. No more walking down the street with your head down; now your screen will be visible on the lens of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass. So what does this mean for marketing? Now that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to be creating their own version (and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) can’t be too far behind), this technology is a marketing game changer. The new devices will create a new revenue stream and a new way to connect with prospective customers. The technology is also going to lower the attention span of prospective customers to virtually one second. Instant access to the information you’re seeking via Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass will appear faster than you can unlock your smart phone, meaning your marketing strategy will be required to grab the user’s attention instantly.
Google’s Sergey Brin bankrolled world’s first synthetic beef hamburger (TheGuardian)
The man who has bankrolled the production of the world’s first lab-grown hamburger has been revealed as Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin. The internet entrepreneur has backed the project to the tune of €250,000 (£215,000), allowing scientists to grow enough meat in the lab to create a burger – as a proof of concept – that will be cooked and eaten in London on Monday. Brin, a computer scientist who set up Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) with university colleague Larry Page, is one of the wealthiest men in the world and has a history of backing projects that sound as though they belong in science fiction movies.
Facebook Appoints Gary Briggs, Former Google Employee, As Its First Chief Marketing Officer (IBTimes)
More than a year after going public, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has appointed Gary Briggs as its first-ever marketing chief, who will take on the responsibility for all marketing and branding initiatives of the social-networking giant, as the company attempts to build on its success with mobile advertising, AdAge reported on Sunday. Briggs, who comes to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI), will be taking over from Eric Antonow, the current vice president for product marketing, who has been with Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) since 2010. Briggs, who will be involved with shaping the company’s communications and content strategies, will also be responsible for the branding and promotion of new products such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Home, AdAge reported.