Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:33 UTC
Google Why does Google get so much credit in the technology industry? Why, despite the company's many obvious failings, do many geeks and enthusiasts still hold a somewhat positive view on the all-knowing technology giant? A specific talk at Google I/O this week provides the answer.
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Comment by kragil
by kragil on Sat 18th May 2013 22:10 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

So Google wants to know which ads you might click. Apple and Microsoft want to know that too, for iAds and whateverMSads.

BUT Google is better than those two in regards to:

1. Software patents
2. FOSS
3. Copyright
4. Lock in
5. Standards
6. Takeout
7. Transparency
8. Price
9. Philantropie
10. Working conditions
11. Stance on China
12. ...

Sure they are not flawless(because they are a big corp) and Larry Page does not check each line of code a Streetview car runs and stuff, but they are far better in those respects than other tech giants IMO.

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