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James Allen Willis
Works at Marcellus Drilling News
Attended SUNY Empire State College
Lives in Binghamton, NY
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This decision by Google has angered me and makes me wonder if Gmail, my other favorite Google service, is next? I've already found a replacement for iGoogle. The thing most valuable to me was embedding my Google Bookmarks, so now I use a Chrome plugin for that. And Chrome plugins for other bits I had on my iGoogle home page. Unfortunately that doesn't carry over to my iPad version of Chrome, though.

My allegiance to Google has greatly decreased because of their iGoogle decision. For the first time, I now look for alternatives to Google services. I have embraced Google Drive, but with Dropbox doubling their space, I am seriously considering going back to Dropbox. I'm also considering alternatives to Google Docs. And I'm even wondering about Chrome. I do love it, but with Google being so fickle, how long will it be before they kill off Chrome?

I believe the decision to dump iGoogle, while seeming innocuous, is a profoundly bad move on Google's part and has set in motion consequences they never intended. This decision by Google reminds me of the Netflix debacle from last year.
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PS I use Firefox, not Chrome. Can I get my homepage gadgets back if I install Chrome?
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Kindle Fire doesn't burn very brightly for Jakob Nielsen...
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NYT changes up their commenting system
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Good overall review of the new ebook readers, the ones with e-ink pearl screens (not color screens)
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Editor, Marcellus Drilling News
Employment
  • Marcellus Drilling News
    Editor, 2006 - present
  • Intelligence Press
    Marketing Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • A-Team Group
    VP Marketing, 2006 - 2012
  • Knovel Corporation
    Director E-Marketing, 2000 - 2006
  • Waters Information Services
    Web/Electronic Marketing Manager, 1994 - 2000
  • Waters Information Services
    Production Mananger, 1988 - 1993
  • Cooney Communications
    Editor & Ad Copywriter, 1987 - 1988
  • House of Representatives
    Office Assistant, 1985 - 1986
  • The White House
    Administrative Assistant, 1984 - 1985
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Currently
Binghamton, NY
Previously
Norwich, NY - Lynchburg, VA - Washington, DC - Sherburne, NY - Ithaca, NY - Port Crane, NY
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Introduction
Husband, father, internet marketer, VP marketing, telecommuter, blogger, former Reagan White House and Capitol Hill staffer living in beautiful Upstate NY.
Education
  • SUNY Empire State College
    BS, Business Administration, 1990 - 1992
  • Liberty University
    Political Science, Business, 1981 - 1984
  • Holmesville Christian Academy
    High School Diploma in Science & Math, 1981
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