Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Your Search Advisor - Google Apps Presentation in Ann Arbor

See the full post for some hints about what Google is doing with JotSpot (after the acquisition on Halloween, 2006)

The main presenter was Scott Johnston, the former VP of Product Development at JotSpot and new Googler (Noogler). As any fan of Google (Foogler?) already knows, JotSpot was recently acquired by Google and is currently being integrated into the Google Apps family of products. He walked the group through the rationale for the acquisition, which fits in nicely with Google’s mission to “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. It makes perfect sense, given Google’s focus on the user, their status as the world’s largest supercomputer, and their rapid innovation and product development cycles. All of these combine to bridge the “Information Black Hole” as he described it, which causes information retrieval to be an expensive, complex and unreliable problem.

(Thanks for the pointer, Mike)

Your Search Advisor - Google Apps Presentation in Ann Arbor

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