Google payments and commerce vision

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “The way to win this in the long term, is simple, you just make wonderful products. When you make wonderful products that are magical people will find them.”If one were to poll 100 industry insiders about which tech firm’s CEO said the above quote, it is doubtful very many would offer Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette as their first guess. A search of the first 100 results of a Google search of “Google + “magical” yielded exactly zero results where a product or service of Google’s was referred to as magical. In every instance where the terms appeared in an article together, the word “magical” used to refer to a non-Google product, usually one made by Apple.But in fact the above quote did come from Pichette during Google’s Q4 2014 earnings call yesterday (January 29) – and while it may be somewhat hard to imagine Google’s magical future, yesterday’s call and earnings results did speak to a company that is evolving quickly towards a different “m”word – mobile.Google is still making billions in its desktop ads business, but earnings for Q4 missed analysts projections. Revenue (minus traffic acquisition costs) was $14.48 billion, compared to the $14.61 billion that was projected. Gross revenue was $18.1 billion, also missing its $18.45 billion forecast. The majority of revenue derived from ads, at $16.2 billion for the quarter, was up about $2 billion from 2013. But Google’s future in the mobile world remains an open question, as advertising on mobile devices doesn’t deliver the revenue that advertising on the desktop does.But since the future of advertising (and so many other things) is mobile, Google’s hope for mobile’s potential remains high. continue reading »last_img read more

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Managers unhappy with timing of South Senior final

first_imgExtra time failed to separate Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers in this afternoons 2017 South Senior football final.The game was 45 minutes late starting due to the freezing weather conditions at the Clonmel Sportsfield.It finished all square at 6 points each at the end of normal time with both sides adding two points in the extra time to leave it 8 points apiece Afterwards Commercials manager Charlie McGeever was scathing in his reaction to the game even going ahead at this time of year.For his part Moyle Rovers manager Niall Fitzgerald was also unhappy with the timing of the game. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

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