Yes, they are both VERY different companies, but still overlap in many areas and thus are compared quite frequently. However, I have always maintained that Google really knows how to innovate, while Apple really knows how to make and market a product. I have been getting the feeling that Apple has peaked. Meanwhile, Google has really been impressing me in the last year and appears ready to dethrone the ever-popular fruit branded tech giant. So when I say "the new Apple" I suppose I mean the new tech company that everyone is talking about.
Google recently tied Apple with 700,000 apps available to users. According to CNET, this a pretty big milestone because "The number of apps offered for an operating system is an important factor for driving user adoption." This brings to mind a term I learned in the investing world called channel stuffing.
With the release of the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications in June of last year, many of our clients started looking to the future, as website accessibility requirements for the public and private sectors were detailed.
Next Tuesday we will be attending the Guelph technology Showcase (1.0), being held at the University of Guelph Science Complex Atrium.
As this event will be focused at a slightly younger audience than the majority of events which we attend, we thought it was a great opportunity to debut a new t-shirt (and giveaway some shwag).
I present to you the result of this, the 3 Goat Moon shirt.
SOPA / PIPA and us ...
We love the Internet, it continues to grow and weave itself ever deeper into our everyday lives -- and we like it, we like what it brings to our lives, it gives us power to say anything we want and share anything we wish. So now we are hearing that SOPA and PIPA are swirling about and wow could have a real negative impact on OUR Internet.
Well DemoCampGuelph18 was last night and although I was not able to stay very long it was still great to see what the Royal City tech community has been cooking up as of late.
They key note speaker was Mark Kuznicki who gave a talk about Change and the Social Web: How social technologies are changing citizenship. It is interesting to speculate on the changing role social media will play when it comes to engaging citizens in relevant issues.
Tomorrow night (Wednesday, September 14) there is the Guelph Web Maker Meetup at Symposium 7pm - Matt might get to this one.