Some official statistics on social media from the owners themselves
Date -17 Nov 2011
From the Old Lady-
Google’s dominance on the Internet has been a sore point in Europe, where it controls more than 80 percent of the online search market, compared with about 66 percent in the United States, according to comScore, a research firm.
If Google is found in violation of European competition law, the commission has the power to fine it up to 10 percent of its annual revenue, which totaled more than $23 billion last year.
In another case, the commission fined Intel about $1.45 billion for abusing its dominance in the computer chip market.
Maybe Google should ask the European Union to buy a groupon for anti trust cases.
It’s the interface, stupid that makes an Iphone sell more than the Symbian even with 90% functionality. Same reasons why Google Storage is okay but Google Prediction API gets slower liftoff than Amazon Console (now with FREE instances) – though the R interface to Prediction API sure helps.
Prediction API is a terrific tool dying for oxygen out there (and will end up like Wave- I hope not)
Sometimes you need artists as well as engineers to design query tools, G Men- and guess the Double Click anti trust rumours have quietened down enough because why the heck did double click interface integration take so loooong.
( and btw why cant Google just get into the multi billion dashboard business if they can manage ALL the data IN THE INTERNET ——they sure can do it for specific companies- – but wait-
they are probably waiting for AsterData to stop sucking thumbs ,chanting on MapReduce SQL, MapReduce SQL nursery rhymes and start inventing NEW STUFF again (or atleast creating two product brands from nCluster (when you and I were in school together giggle)
Btw the time Google make up their mind to enter BI or wait for Aster to finish- IBM would have gulped and burped all there it is- and thats the way that market rolls.
Back to Ad s and Mad Men.
Here are some screenshots-of the new Google Ad Planner-
I found it useful to review traffic for third party websites (even better than Google Trends) and thats a definite plus over Facebooks closed dormitory world of ads.
Click on them for some more views or go straight to http://google.com/adplanner and Enjoy Baby!
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A terrific video on challenges of handling Big Data by ComScore
comScore is the global source of digital market intelligence and the most preferred measurement service. Clients turn to comScore for objective, accurate and reliable insights into consumers’ online behavior and for details into their demographic characteristics, attitudes, lifestyles and offline activities.
It is a good educational video (simple and short) for people wanting to understand what exactly does SQL and MapReduce integration helps in analytics. Basically with bigger data, ease of querying is as important if not more as most descriptive statistics consists of summarization and slicing and dicing appropriate cuts of data. When it comes to predictive analytics or hypothesis testing the traditional statistics requires tweaking of their assumptions including continuity corrections and confidence intervals can be trickier if not handled properly.
I met the chaps at Com Score at Big Data Summit and they seemed to have a tremendous amount of data- literally measuring the whole internet everyday.