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[3]: Comment by kragil
by Morgan on Tue 21st May 2013 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kragil"
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You're right, there should have been commentary. But the linked article is very eye-opening; I knew about a lot of those issues (hence my slow but steady attempt to wean myself off of Google dependency over the past year) but there were some items that were staggering. Auto photo enhancement and auto post tagging are things I had no idea about and are a bit too intrusive. And moving away from XMPP is annoying but only because I prefer Pidgin to Gtalk.

All that said, Google is still very FOSS friendly, when it suits them to be.

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