Google’s patent acquisition, Facebook/Google + cigars and content marketing

Is Google in the patent acquisition business?

iOS v. others

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The Android operating system

Google has developed the Android operating system. It’s probably more stable than the Windows 7 platform for mobile devices. Yet I’m not sure how it compares to the Apple operating system for mobile devices, which pilots the smart phone.

A few months ago, Tech Crunch did a great comparison in Google Android vs. Apple iOS: Handicapping the 2011 death match at Google Android vs. IOS (Apple) .

In summary, it looks like a choice with Apple having limitations and Android being to open with no central control. Someone who maintains good central control is Oracle with the Open Office project.

Google in the patent acquisition business

Shortly after Google acquired Motorola Mobility, I shared a blog post entitled Google Purchase Sweet 18 and Independent Bookstores Fight With Amazon at Google Purchase Sweet 18 and Independent Bookstores Fight With Amazon , This was a follow up to a earlier blog post entitled Now that Google brought Motorola Mobility – what will they do with it? at Now that Google brought Motorola Mobility – what will they do with it?.

The Daily Herald newspaper published an article where they mentioned there were 18 patents that Google was interested in. The paper didn’t specify the nature of the patents. The article was entitled Motorola’s value to Google found in 18 patents at Motorola ’s value to Google found in 18 patents .

In an article this week entitled Google Buys IBM Patents, Rhapsody Goes Social, Twitter In 5 New Languages, Groupon’s IPO, Windows 8 On Tablets Dodges Flash at Google Buys IBM Patents , it says this:

“Continuing its recent patent acquisition spree, Google has bought 1,023 pieces of IP from Big Blue–covering a very diverse range of processes and innovations from circuit engineering to file system management. The move is likely defensive, in the continuing IP battle for the smart phone and tablet space, and continues Google’s penchant for strange numbers: 1,023 is just shy of 2 to the power of 10, and it bid a multiple of Pi for Nortel’s patents.”

So does Google first acquire Motorola Mobility followed by IBM patents, to aid its Android legal defense?

Google Phone docomo HT-03A

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Which is better: Facebook or Google Plus?

Google Plus resources:

There’s a good article entitled 34 Google+ Resources for Your Business: Advice from the Pros 34 Google+ Resources for Your Business: Advice from the Pros

Which is better: Facebook or Google Plus?

Perhaps we can extract an answer from my recent dialogue on Cuban cigars. Now I’m not a tobacco smoker of any type – but I have friends that are. Here’s what I said recently:

Let’s take that cigar store example. I know a guy who owned a cigar store after he retired. I asked him about Cuban cigars.

He told me that some Cuban cigar makers have migrated to places like Niagara and taken the Cuban tobacco seeds with them. These Central American countries have a climate similar to Cuban for growing tobacco.

Now the Cuban cigar makers (i.e.using methods handled down by generations of Cuban cigar makers) using Cuban seed tobacco growth in Niagara, can make the same quality or better cigars then those from Cuba . But Cuba “still has the perception and historical record”, as producing the world’s best cigars.

I asked my cigar connoisseur friend to comment on this. Here is what he said:

“The ‘best of the best’ are still considered to be the Cubans. Many of these go for $100 and up, per stick. I usually smoke cigars in the $6-9 range, that are hand rolled in Nicaragua, Honduras,and the Dominican Republic. As you had said, much of the industry brought Cuban seed to these countries, and brought the tabacaleras with them.”

“The Cubans I have smoked have been very good cigars, but they are NOT 10-20 times better than the one I now smoke!”

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Perhaps we can conclude that Facebook is still king – yet not by much? Perhaps Google comes close?

Content marketing

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Here’s some nice tidbits from the art of watching two friends seduce each other + what it taught me about badass blogging the art of watching two friends seduce each other + what it taught me about badass blogging

“This is what I don’t think many writers (or other creatives) understand about blogging: that it’s a form of content marketing, which itself is a form of seduction.”

“Content marketing is content that has value in and of itself, but is also driving the reader toward a future action (ie: buying something, whether it’s a service or a painting or a book or a product). “

More on this on Wiki at Wiki on Content Marketing

 

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