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Google has already implemented part of dodgeball i...

2007-04-16T20:23:00.000-07:00

Google has already implemented part of dodgeball into it's own mobile devices. They have added the feature of texting for venue info. And they are still working on implementing their own mobile device or may backbone the Apple phone. So give them time to implement the friends network. I can see this working well with iTunes on the Apple phone.



Yes, but:dodgeball in August 2005dodgeball now(may...

2007-04-16T15:20:00.000-07:00

Yes, but:

dodgeball in August 2005

dodgeball now

(maybe the flash looked different in 2005)



Dodgeball looks pretty nice. Much better than the...

2007-04-16T15:13:00.000-07:00

Dodgeball looks pretty nice. Much better than the other two you mentioned (twitter and dada).



buys because they can $$$$$$. Burn a whole in you...

2007-04-16T12:18:00.000-07:00

buys because they can $$$$$$. Burn a whole in your pocket. Besides this important reason they also buy because they are following the advice of traditional approach to potential competition. Buy then ask what you can do with the resources or the bought. Some will be useful some will prove to have annoying personalities...this may be what happened with Dodgeball.



In italian soccer what happens is bigger teams ten...

2007-04-16T07:48:00.000-07:00

In italian soccer what happens is bigger teams tend to buy the best players, also if they already have a well assorted team, just to take them off the shelves...



And now doubleclick.

2007-04-16T07:27:00.000-07:00

And now doubleclick.



> why did Google buy Dodgeball?Some possibilities:...

2007-04-16T06:04:00.000-07:00

> why did Google buy Dodgeball?

Some possibilities:
- getting rid of competition (integrate & destroy)
- Google decided it was a strategic error (a la Google Answers)
- Dodgeball turned out to be less than Google expected
- Google couldn't manage to free resources for this (unlikely!)
- the mobile market changed dramatically, causing Google to reconsider their mobile plans
- a more interesting technology entered Google's sight, convincing them they need to shift resources
- Google is a too-big company by now and missed out on this opportunity by not acting swiftly