Groupon Rejects $6 Billion Google Offer

Groupon Rejects $6 Billion Google OfferFull article at All Things Digital

Google Plus One (or +1) to Come

Google Plus One, or +1, is the running name of Google’s anticipated social network, likely to debut April 2011 as per tech blog UBERGIZMO.

Google has a lot riding on this, evidenced by it being helmed by one of its founders Sergey Brin.

For more, see Ubergizmo

Updated: Positive Reinforcement of Negative Behavior

Last updated: Dec, 7, 2010 (see end of entry)

I strongly support both e-commerce and Google, and in fact I do most of my shopping online and just about all of my product research using Google. But this cautionary tale by the New York Time’s David Segal is a must read.

Titled, ‘A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web‘, it recounts how an unscrupulous e-retailer games both Google Search and the e-commerce system, including MasterCard and VISA, to where the more people complain about him online, the more successful he becomes.

Chilling.

Updated 12/1/2010 4:19 PM ET: Displaying its world-class customer service, Google has already implemented a promising solution — at least for the short-term:

Google Blog: Being bad to your customers is bad for business

Updated 12/7/2010 10:55 AM ET:

Online Retailer Charged With Fraud, Threats (CBS Moneywatch) by Kathy Kristof

1-in-4 page views now hosted by Facebook

1-in-4 page views now hosted by Facebook; more importantly, FB exceeds Google for visits by 42% http://ow.ly/3dC28

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