On Friday I was guest on the Gillmor Gang chewing on the week’s Google I/O announcements with regulars Steve Gillmor, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks and Andrew Keen. The first half is about Google TV, then we talk about everything else, including Google’s social strategy (Wave, Buzz, etc). Soundbites:

  • Google wants to put a Search box on top of your TV, Facebook wants a Like button. Which would you rather use?
  • Google Wave should’ve been marketed as reinventing the wiki rather than reinventing email
  • Google and the Big Banana – advertising is changing to become social graph-based. How much of that will Google own in 5yrs?

See also the comments posted on Friendfeed during the live broadcast.


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May 27th, 2010 at 1:06 am (#)

Dude, your fonts look all weird in Chrome, like im having double vision.

Jyri Engestrom
May 27th, 2010 at 1:32 am (#)

What platform and Chrome version are you running?

May 27th, 2010 at 1:56 am (#)

Windows 7 pro with chrome 5.0.375.55(should be the latest) Here is a screen shot http://goo.gl/Xpbd see how the fonts look slightly broken like they are written with a pencil? It’s minimal dude…I’m just being a perfectionist.

May 27th, 2010 at 2:38 am (#)

Thanks for reporting the issue, and sorry about the degraded readability. Typekit, which is the service responsible for the fonts, claims to support Chrome across platforms. My buddy Ryan who implemented this blog did a bit of poking around, and we’re not sure that there would be a fix. One hypothesis is that it could be a bug in your system (a Google search reveals a few instances of Windows/Chrome having buggy anti-aliasing behavior).

May 27th, 2010 at 3:13 am (#)

Initially thats what I thought, but my system is up-to-date as much as you can get. The problem doesnt really exist in FF or in ubuntu linux. Seems its a windows/chrome problem.

July 24th, 2010 at 5:37 am (#)

I agree that Apple has the best business model right now. Meaning, they seem to have made great decisions and have great marketing to maximize profits. That being said, I am more excited about the world that Google seems to be building in many ways.

It is terribly obvious, but the most exciting thing Google has done is digitize much of the world and make it searchable. I like to think people will look at what Google built the same way we look at great monuments of ancient civilizations. And some of what Google has built will no doubt look ancient in the very near future. But these monuments needed to be built to spur this digital age on. We are only limited by our imagination about how we might use much of this information. I’m sure many of Google’s projects will never make back their investment, and some of it may wind up being of little use to anyone, but I am excited to see how the best of it is used. I am excited to see what is built on this foundation.

I love my Apple products, and Steve Jobs has made plenty on me, but I am much more excited about the impact that Google will have on my future than the iPad, iPhone 4, unibody macbook pro, etc.

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