Is Google Stuffing a Sock in Microsofts Horn?
July 11, 2012
Google took the stage recently performing renditions of their personal favorite, ‘how great Google art’ for the press. The search engine superstar sees no reason to hire a bard when they can toot their own horn.
- Since January Google has increased active Gmail subscribers from 350 to 425 million monthly. Google boldly sang a victory chant over Microsoft’s Hotmail in International Business Time’s article, “Gmail Becomes World’s Largest Email Service; Google Continues To Unseat Microsoft.”
- Sundar Pichai, vice president of Chrome blew some high notes for Computerworld‘s article, “Google exec claims Chrome is the world’s most popular browser” declaring Chrome the leading browser.
- The article “Google contributed $80 billion to US economy in 2011” from Techspot put the spotlight on Google’s Vice President of Sales, who glorified their aid in economic growth.
All three articles entertain readers with songs of Google’s greatness, as asserted:
“It’s clear that the two top tech companies in America are currently Apple and Google, no longer Apple and Microsoft.”
“According to all our metrics and everything we see out there, Chrome is the most popular browser. It’s fair to say we are No. 1 or barely No. 2 in all countries in the world.”
“Google provided $80 billion of economic activity directly to advertisers, website publishers and nonprofit organizations across the US last year.”
From one performance to the next, Google sings more of their wonderfulness. The articles present interesting numbers. Still, we have to wonder what’s really up at Google and why all the horn tooting? Maybe they are just trying to stuff a sock in Microsoft’s horn.
Jennifer Shockley, July 11, 2012