Fortune magazine’s “Best Company to Work For” raises in-house child care prices for employees

“There are many things about Google that are not great, and merit improvement,” blogged Sergey Solyanik, who recently returned to Microsoft after a stint at Google. “There are plenty of silly politics, underperformance, inefficiencies and ineffectiveness, and things that are plain stupid.”

Starting, it would appear, with day care.

Good article showing how Google is unraveling from the inside.  While the topic of “day care” may seem silly, it goes a long way into publicly defining the kind of company Google really is.

Read it

Do *you* Yahoo?

John posted an interesting table showing how the various parts of Yahoo rank.

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgormly/archive/2008/07/03/what-s-good-about-yahoo.aspx

I looked down the list and, frankly, the only service of Yahoo’s that I still use is Flickr

Once upon a time, I swore by Yahoo’s email service.  Loved it – until someone figured out a way to hack into it and Yahoo just threw up their hands and said “sorry about that”.  So, other than Flickr, Yahoo has simply become a once-run – a has-been – for me.

But, for me, the same holds true for Google services – though I suspect I’m a rare case.  The only Google service I still use is the email news alerts, which, yes, is still in beta though its been around for several years.

So do *you* Yahoo?  Which Yahoo services do you use?

Google turns adSense into potential *** distributor

How far is Google willing to go sell advertisements?

Google and Creator of ‘Family Guy’ Strike a Deal

While, “Family Guy” can be funny at times, there’s a part of the show that doesn’t sit well with me as the father of 3 kids – with 1 or 2 more on the way (we’ll find out the exact number on Wednesday!).  I may need to employ a parental chip on all my computers just to block out Google web page spam from here on out.