While I strive to be fair and balanced in my coverage of companies–especially those that in any way compete with Endeca–somehow I seem to come down hard on Google.
But today I’m glad to have the opportunity to point readers to a post by Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team (and a speaker at the SIGIR ’09 Industry Track!), defending Google against the oft-repeated charge (this time by Om Malik) that Google has run out of big ideas.
I do note that, other than the deep web research, which I covered in an earlier post, I don’t see much about how Google is innovating in search. Perhaps Google is done with search, and is focusing its innovation efforts elsewhere? While I’m personally interested in solving the open problems in the search space, I don’t doubt that investigating alternative energy is imporant too.