|PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy|
The jury of course is still out, but based on the posts emanating from the keyboard of the seasoned Ms. Lacy, PandoDaily is destined for greatness -- which today means influence.
|Google chief Larry Page|
Search Plus Your World (or SPYW for the digital cognoscenti) supposedly surfaces Google+ postings to the exclusion of those generated relevantly from Twitter or Facebook.
"I’ve heard from several Googlers who are embarrassed and unhappy with the company’s silence the last two days as the core of the company’s values have been called into question," Lacey writes.I mentioned this perniciuous PR problem in a post last week, which prompted a call from Google PR -- not about SPYW, but rather to ask me to update the company's position on some ethically challenged third-party operatives in Kenya hired to build Google's local advertising business. (I already had.)
Ms. Lacy pegged her post to Google co-founder/CEO Larry Page's internal "ultimatum" on Friday to fellow Googlers:
"This is the path we’re headed down – a single unified, ‘beautiful’ product across everything. If you don’t get that, then you should probably work somewhere else."Ms. Lacy peppers her post with links to Business Insider's Henry Blodget, Chris Sacca and former TC colleague MG Siegler posting to Pando. She didn't link to this TechCrunch-posted video interview with Brad Noble on the subject:
"The quasi-ultimatum caught our source by surprise and underscores just how important this new direction is for Page. It also helps explain why Google’s PR was so silent since evidence of the Don’t Be Evil toolbar came out yesterday. If this is the future of the company and it flies in the face of Google’s stated values, what can they say?"Now we know how Ms. Lacy got her Twitter handle . (Hint: it wasn't derived from her last name.)