Google Buzz: Sued, “Lost”, Responds

Actually (silly me): I wasn’t even aware of the suit. Until I received the email. Imagine my surprise!

That said, Google was kind enough to send a message to my GMail account (this is the one I use for Google Latitude .. but nothing else) to say .. something. My phone Buzzed (pun intended). I looked, and I’m wondering why.

So: my thanks to TechCrunch, for clearing it all up for me. They posted: “Google Emails All U.S. Gmail Users About The Buzz Settlement – And To Say They’re Not Getting A Dime” (initial caps theirs; you know what a crazy grammarian I can be).

This is like getting a ‘free’ car rental in Seattle .. in June or July .. then finding out free rentals are disallowed.

It’s a gift you cannot get any other way .. but you also cannot use it. Nice.

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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