The meaning of Google’s Alphabet play

With news late yesterday that Google would create a parent company for itself, financial and tech pundits started churning their gears to figure out what it all means.

Was the establishment of Alphabet merely a way to retain the services of rising star Sundar Pichai who snagged the title of CEO for the new Google subsidiary? Or was it really an attempt to provide greater “transparency” to the public markets on Google/Alphabet’s inner workings in an attempt to glean a higher stock price?Read More

Looking back … and looking ahead

Fifteen years ago, I co-founded CustomScoop to provide a better media monitoring service. My partners and I were tired of the old-fashioned paper clipping services that would mail news stories sliced from hard copy newspapers every couple of weeks. … Read More