Google Atmosphere 2013 London

Amit Singh Google’s President of Enterprise opened this years event at the Brewery in London

 Google Atmosphere 2013 Keynote

He introduced Everywhere, Everything, Everyone as the vehicle to articulate Googles strategy for its 5 key areas.

  1. Connect
  2. Visualise
  3. Build
  4. Find
  5. Access

Mobile was mentioned many times and He added From Mobile First to Mobile Only, very slick indeed, bear that in mind when you read some of the stats below.

  • 90% of the search on a smartphone leads to action, telephone number, map search
  • In India mobile traffic has bypassed desktop traffic
  • 84% of Googlemaps traffic is from Mobile devices
  • Android now has 900m users this time last year it was 400m
  • Chrome is now the No1 browser

We then heard from Thomas Davies who talked about the successes of Google Enterprise,  touting 5 Billion businesses on google services that’s 58% of F500 companies using paid google products.

Thomas introduced senior IT leaders from Pearson group, Transport for London and Ocado who of course waxed lyrical around the virtues of the Google platforms and services!

All in all not a bad event, felt very sold to but learned lots about Google products.

The food was amasing and we played in the Google “Popup” campus 🙂


What happens to all those old gadgets?

We constantly look forward to what devices are coming and what we will move to next, think Galaxy S4, HTC One, Q10?

Most people have a growing array of old devices in their kitchen drawer and these need to be recycled, more importantly reused as devices rather than being turned into pens and park benches, or worse still put into the ground. The good thing about these devices is the precious metals, the bad thing being the chemicals especially in the batteries.

So how many do you have ready to be re-used? The sooner you get something for them the more you should receive and the more reusable the are without change. One man’s junk is another mans treasure after all, well more likely a grateful teenager.

Tablet recycling is going to get more popular, this could double the demand on recycling companies, a good business to be in right now!

Check out this InfoAd I really like this and it provides some great information.


Thanks to Broadland Digital for the information – check them out at they put this together so must have some talented graphic designers.

So do you’re bit and lets recycle some of those 90 million devices.


Classic Verbal Faux Pax!

We all say things we regret from time to time, I know I do, but spare a thought for the famous, all those constant reminders of the stupid things said!


Here’s a selection of classics for you,

Thorsten Heins, CEO of Blackberry recently predicted the demise of the tablet within 5 years. Only time will tell if he will be laughed or liked for his words of wisdom.

Check out these old crackers … 

  • DEC founder Ken Olsen said PC’s were toys and dismissed them as devices for playing games, he also saw no reason why an individual would have a personal computer. 
  • Robert Metcalf founder of 3Com predicted in 1995 the spectacular collapse of the Internet by 1996!
  • Michael Dell when questioned about Apple in 1997 said he would “Shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders”
  • Bill Gates told the World Economic Forum in 2004 that spam would be solved within 2 years.
  • Mark Cuban of was quoted as saying “Only a moron would buy You Tube”
  • and Finally our old friend Steve Bulmer said in 2007 this little corker, ” There’s no chance the iPhone is going to get any significant market share, no chance”
Remember they can never forgot their Faux Pax’s!
Source : CNET