The search CEOs were out in full media force yesterday.
Google CEO was speaking at the Morgan Stanley tech conference, and when asked what he thought about Twitter, the Silicon Alley Insider had him referring to it and other microblogging services as "sort of poor man's email systems."
According to the post, he went to elaborate, explaining that Twitter-like services have "aspects of an email system, but they don't have a full offering."
And thank God for that. I don't need any more email, I have more than enough as it is.
Come to think of it, I have plenty of Tweets as well. And Facebook wall posts. And LinkedIn invites and recommendation requests.
And on, and on, and on.
It's enough to make one social media weary.
In fact, I'm starting to come to the conclusion that homing pigeons were a high-tech, low maintenance but very effective way of communicating.
In fact, did you know that Paul Reuter, who founded the Reuters press agency, used a fleet of 45 pigeons to deliver news and stock prices between Brussels and Aachen, which were the terminals of early telegraph lines?
I didn't either, but I know it to be true, because I read it on Wikipedia!
Of course, there are some things of which there can't ever be too much.
Just ask new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz.
At the same Morgan Stanley conference, the new chief Yahoo indicated that Yahoo had no interest in giving up its search business.
Why, you inquire?
Because the data the search business provides is "extremely important" to Yahoo and information the company has to have.
Now if they can just turn all that data into a global database of cash-generating intentions.
Ah shucks, I'm sure they'd settle for even just 20% search share.
Meanwhile, back at the TechCrunch ranch, a newly reinvigorated Mike Arrington explains that three key MySpace executives are voting with their feet and are outta there.
The three (COO, SVP Product Strategy, and VP Technology) "are leaving to take some time off and then start a new company."
Or, as Arrington suggested, "the sun is setting on MySpace."
Nah nah nah nah...nah nah nah nah....hey heyyy, goood byeeee.
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