Let’s see. Around 11 a.m. this morning Mike Arrington wrote about the Google/Intuit partnership. Now, he was a little bit ahead of the official news, which was announced at 1:30 p.m.
Remember that a few weeks ago I signed up for the Google Press Center’s email list. I figured that would get me early advanced warning about Google’s hottest stories — or at least would get me close to the same information that Mike Arrington is getting.
When did the email arrive? 5:05 p.m. after it was already old news and covered to death on TechMeme. Remember, this is ostensibly a mailing list for journalists to learn what the latest stuff coming out of Google is.
I’ll give it two or three more news stories to see if the performance improves, but if it doesn’t I’m gonna unsubscribe.