The Cloud's Get Clogged, But My In-Box Breathes A Sigh Of Relief
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Those of us in the Internet marketing space eagerly awaited Google's 3Q earnings announcement yesterday.
Would Google continue to show strong growth and be able to continue to position itself as the capital "R" Recession play, or would it, too, begin to show some anemia from the market meltdown???
As it turned out, the announcement seemed to show that the rest of us have continued to vote with our mice, with Google's clicks climbing 18 percent, while it's net income rose 26 percent.
By most all accounts, Google's earnings beat what the Street was looking for, and after hours action last night sent Google stock up some 10 percent.
Which is a good thing, considering Google may need to spend some of that extra capital on their Gmail infrastructure.
Because also yesterday, the giant Google Gmail in-box in the sky experienced a prolonged outage, and Computerworld is reporting that some Google Apps administrators were "pulling their hair out" after their end users complained loudly about their inactive in-boxes.
I guess bidness is bidness and it has to get done, but sometimes I wish somebody or something would clog up my in-box -- with something other than nasty little spam bots, that is.
Perhaps the Google should hire the guys just arrested in Chicago who were running an international spam network -- they didn't seem to have any problem in getting emails out of their in-box!
In fact, quite the opposite.
This network, operating from the U.S., New Zealand, and China, specialized in sending out billions of e-mails for everything from "male enhancement" to weight-loss pills.
According to the AP, servers in China hosted the sites, the drugs were shipped from India, and the credit cards were processed in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Now that's globalization!