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Google's Marissa Mayer on Success Metrics and More  (View post)

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Friday, June 30, 2006
13 years ago4,719 views

Interesting lady and interesting statements.

'Throws out many products'
I'm wondering what all those products are. They should give us some insight in them. Even more why don't they open a second hand market. There must be a lot of creativity that is just thrown away...

'G-Mail -> invite-only'
It isn't realy invite-only anymore today. Everyone can subscribe in one way or an other I think, isn't it?

'Homepage uncluttered'
I've written once about Yahoo shortcuts. And I still believe this is a way to leave the homepage uncluttered. Even more if they want to add a voice command interface to the Google homepage, this is imo the only way to do it. Everything should be reachable very, very fast from one page.

'over-estimate the short term'
Google just has to convince Wall Street of this. Although I fully agree.

'Da Vinci Code'
I did too and I disqualified as being a European... Well, well...

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

There's another article that BusinessWeeks linked to in this one: businessweek.com/magazine/cont ... – "so much fanfare, so few hits" which is a really good article about what we have often discussed in the forum here. It talks about the hype around new services, their long-term usefulness, and presenting services to the user while preventing clutter.

OREO [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Interesting. Business weekalso featured lots of google stuff about a week ago.
businessweek.com/magazine/cont ...

Hashim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I read the whole interview, and it seems as if Google's philosophy is "engineers first", instead of "users first" like Yahoo, or "investors first" like Microsoft, or "who's on first?" like AOL

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think she meant they "throw out" many products as in they throw them out to us (the users) to see what we think.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It seems that google throws out alot of scattered pieces of software to the end users, and we gather together to give google a list of all the things they can do better with their product. For the most part though, I see alot of these launches as all part of a larger puzzle, Google's goal of being the source for all your information. I believe google is trying to get the user to trust them to store your infomation; not the google fans who would do it anyway, but the everyday mom and pop.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Read that, it's really fun ;-)
valleywag.com/tech/marissa-may ...

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

interesting translation :)

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

i still say she's a robot. MayerBot AI.

Dimitar Vesselinov [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

Google Search is broken! Fix it! For example: search for MSN Spaces. What do you get? MSN Spaces – Wikipedia, Boing Boing, Robert Scoble, other blogs...Spaces.msn.com is the 10th result. I'm looking for a new, better search engine. Any suggestions?

Dimitar Vesselinov [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

msn spaces – Google Search
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Dimitar, are you an msn evangelist?

Anonymous, Jr. [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

No, he's right. On yahoo spaces.msn.com is #1. The same on ask.com. That's just silly.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Mr. Jr. I know ;-) But BTW has spaces @ msn not disappeared by 2022? And a warm welcome from me too...

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