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Cuil will fail as long as it tries to ‘kill’ Google

Many companies are started to ‘attack’ a sector than is ‘held’ by another company. This sector is usually very valuable, which is the reason why start-ups try to capture these sectors. The problem is, you don’t capture sectors, you capture markets. And when you have no customer focus, you probably won’t capture customers and as […]

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Is Facebook the Database of Un-intentions?

John Battelle once called Google the ‘Database of Intentions’. What he meant with that was that Google tracks the search terms that people type into its search engine. It catches what they are looking for on the web. Their intentions in other words, hence the ‘Database of Intentions’. It is precisely for this reason that […]

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Don’t compete with Google where it is strong

Many start-ups are trying to usurp Google, over 1,000 in fact. In my view, most of them are likely to fail, because they don’t really add that much value. Here is why I think that. Google (and live.com and Yahoo! Search, and ask.com) all fundamentally answer the same question a user has: “Where can I […]

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