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Centrallo review: The only list-making app you’ll ever need
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Centrallo review: The only list-making app you’ll ever need

Chris Umiastowski 23

Centrallo is a new productivity app, and if you spend any time making to-do lists I think it will quickly win you over as a fan. While it is designed for making lists, it does a whole lot more as I'll explain. I've been a beta user for the last month, and Centrallo has just come out of public beta today. It's rock solid and you can start enjoying it for free on Android or iOS today...

Wall Street may not like the quarterly results, but Google is still powering ahead

Wall Street may not like the quarterly results, but Google is still powering ahead

Chris Umiastowski 7

The struggle between short-term thinking and long-term investing continues Yesterday after the market close, Google reported its Q1 results for 2014 which Derek Kessler nicely summarized already. While its clear that Google is growing the top line in a very healthy manner (19 percent year over year growth), Wall Street was disappointed and the stock is trading lower today. In my usual...

Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Chris Umiastowski 41

The news of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an enormous pile of money is front and center in the mobile communication industry today, and for good reason. Having watched WhatsApp grow from nothing into a cross platform winner over the last five years and doing a darn good job of executing on a growth plan, I'm impressed with what they've done. And while I was shocked to see the deal's...

Stock Talk: Google's purchase of Nest is a long-term play, never mind the short-term jokes

Stock Talk: Google's purchase of Nest is a long-term play, never mind the short-term jokes

Chris Umiastowski 31

This wasn't a $3.2 billion impulse purchase, by any means Now that all the silly jokes about watching ads on your thermostat are over (they weren’t really funny to begin with), let’s have another conversation about Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs. (For another, see Phil's "Let Nest be Nest" piece from earlier this week.")  As a quick reminder, for a cool $3.2 billion Google has bought...

Google tops $1,000 per share: The Mountain View juggernaut keeps growing

Google tops $1,000 per share: The Mountain View juggernaut keeps growing

Chris Umiastowski 21

Third-quarter earnings show Wall Street pleased with Google's continued growth  Google’s third-quarter results were published on Thursday, and I had a chance to look into the results this morning. Some of the key financial figures were already covered in Thursday's brief post on this, so I’d like to focus on what I thought was interesting out of the conference call. As the headline...