28 June

Google I/O by the Numbers… Theme: Scale

Browsing the headlines is a pretty powerful and interesting way to digest Google I/O as they are driven by big, important numbers:

– Google Drive : 10m users and coming to iOS / Chrome OS (TechCrunch)

– Gmail: 425m users (TechCrunch)

– Google Apps: 5m businesses and 66 of top 100 universities (TechCrunch)

– Google Chrome: 310m *active* users (TechCrunch)

– Google+: 250m users and 75m daily users (with the integration into search and mail, I still would love to understand what constitutes a true user / true usage). (TechCrunch)

– Google Play: 600k Apps, 1.5B installs/month (TechCrunch)

– Android: 400m activated devices, 1m more each day (TechCrunch)

– Google Nexus 7: $199. A price that makes them able to compete in the tablet market – as cool as Microsoft’s new device is, it is rumored to be *more* expensive than the iPad. That won’t work.

– Google Glasses: $1,500! Really?