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cbabcock
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6/27/2013 | 5:29:33 AM
re: Google Mine Wants To Track Your Stuff
A good discussion of Google Mine, an experimental, Google+ service. Tom touches upon the similarity between the individual information Google seeks to capture and the information that's falling into the hands of Amazon.com. There seems to be more and more effort at Google to get a share of the pie that Amazon already has its hand in. Chasing after or having a strategy that seeks to match the assets of a rival seldom makes for a great company. It's better when a company cultivates its own, innovative strengths. Charlie Babcock, editor at large
MarciaNWC
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6/26/2013 | 4:16:33 PM
re: Google Mine Wants To Track Your Stuff
Seems that Google would have a tough time marketing this service. The value add is clear for Google but not for users.
Cara Latham
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6/26/2013 | 1:24:36 PM
re: Google Mine Wants To Track Your Stuff
It might be me, but I just don't see a point in Google Mine. If I wanted to borrow something from a friend, chances are if I know him/her well enough, I would already know whether he/she has such an item in possession. Additionally, I am not going to feel safe posting information about my own possessions, especially expensive ones, in case the info falls into the wrong hands.

And with a service like Amazon already in existence (and already having so much data on customers' possessions in order to suggest items to sell them), I don't see how users would find a need to go to Google Mine.


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