One of the best things about being the big brother to PreCentral.net is that we get to read headlines like "Roger McNamee is our Hero" and "McNamee and Rubinstein ham it up" and "Funny McNamee video." ... See where we're going with this?
McNamee is co-founder of Elevation Partners, the investor group (that includes Bono!) that basically saved Palm from certain death before it was later purchased by HP. And to put it bluntly, the man's not afraid to speak his mind. His recent message at the Paley Center for Media? Google's been too successful, which has "polluted its product" -- and which Android has failed to fix. According to McNamee, only 1 percent of Google's search queries come from smartphones, with the rest coming from traditional computers. Half of all internet-connected devices are smartphones, he says, yet just a tiny fraction of Google's search queries come from its smartphones -- Android.
Meanwhile, there's Apple, which totally killed it with its app model. And we can't argue that, indeed, Apple's totally killed it with its app model. And things are getting even more interesting with HTML5 entering the fray.
It's an interesting talk, and you check out the whole thing after the break, or at the source link below.