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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RE[2]: Comment by kragil
by nej_simon on Mon 20th May 2013 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kragil"
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1. What do you mean "ads shoved down your throat 24/7"? Google ads tend to be not intrusive or annoying unlike other ad companies.

2. No, but they have contributed a lot to the OSS community including being the largest contributor to webkit. Open source technologies developed for Android is now used by Jolla and Ubuntu. They sponsor open source development each year with their "summer of code" program etc.

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