MEDIA POST -- Oct 27 -- The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture explores search as a business and social phenomenon. Google is advancing on a thousand different fronts at once. With their acknowledged brilliance, arrogance and determination, Brin and Page have built a company that worships at the altar of technology. The high priests are legions of engineers, all given explicit instructions to invent something cool. There is little in the way of top-down strategy. Page is quoted as saying that he's not a big believer in strategy. Rather, the Google Brin and Page envision is a support system for rampant entrepreneurialism, with grassroots innovation ultimately driving the direction of the company. The multi-million dollar Founders' Award attaches heavy bonuses to this activity, giving employees a reason to stay in the corporate nest, rather than founding their own companies and ultimately hoping to be acquired again by Google. FULL ARTICLE @ MEDIA POST
Mark Brooks: Lycos, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Ask Jeeves, Google. Which is the odd one out? Google! No online dating affiliation or ownership as yet. Just what do they have up their sleeves I wonder? Something tells me they won't leave the online dating stone unturned.