As anyone who cares likely knows, Google yesterday filed an Form S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission, step 1 to offering its stock to the public. Now it seems, everyone’s an expert on Google, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a bit troubling that the company wants the benefits of being a public company, but thinks it can do things its own way. The optimist in me really hopes that it can, but the cynic thinks it’s going to be brought down.
Who’d have thought the Google IPO craze would have hit the subways? Heading home last night, I stood lazily on the Q train platform at Union Square, iPod rolling. An older couple — say, late 50s or early 60s — walked up next to me and stood waiting. What first caught my eye was the guy’s hat. It was emblazoned with the Google logo. Then, I saw both he and the woman were wearing black Google fleece jackets. Hmm… my mind raced. Early investors trying to boost an IPO? Ridiculous, I know…. The whole IPO madness is certainly getting that way.
I already obsessively download workout data from my heart rate monitor. Now I’m looking for a new phone/pda/camera-like device, and this new release from Polar and Nokia — both Finnish companies — catches my eye. Hmm…
My husband is Scottish… (that’s my excuse). But don’t you agree that kilts are dead sexy?
Yahoo! this week is debuting an ad campaign portraying itself as a “Life Engine.” Now, the Onion is reporting the all-encompassing portal is launching a soul search engine.
“All those long, difficult nights of pondering your place in this world are a thing of the past,” the site quotes Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel as saying.
The New York Times City section has a great retrospective on the history of the New York subway system — a fitting subject, I’d think, for a blog titled Subway Diaries. Check out the multimedia presentation especially. Good stuff.