Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jul 2013 22:15 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A war between two of the major conglomerates will always have casualties, and unfortunately for us, this time we are the casualties. We aren't yet at a state where it is impossible to use Google services on Microsoft platforms, but we are moving towards a stricter ecosystem world where we might see Googlers/Gmail users on one side and Bingers/Outlook users on the other. We can only hope for the sake of technologies future and for the sake of innovation that the two companies can learn to work together in an ever expanding world of data." We can hope so, but we're talking large companies, and large companies do not care about users. Never have, never will.
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Eh... so far I'm not heavily affected.
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 10th Jul 2013 00:44 UTC
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I continue to use primarily Google services. I have three Google accounts and currently no plans to quit using any of them. I have an Android phone, so I don't have trouble trying to connect to any of them. My next phone will probably also run Android, so I don't see any potential major problems popping up in the foreseeable future.

I have created two Microsoft accounts back when Outlook.com was first pushed out as a preview, and so far haven't really used them... I just kind of played around with them. I don't have or intend to buy a Windows Phone, or anything with Windows 8/Windows RT for that matter, so as far as Google compatibility in terms of "apps" on a Microsoft operating system... I personally couldn't care less. An Xbox 360 is not entirely out of the question, but on a gaming system the very last thing I give a damn about is checking my e-mail, so again... I couldn't care less about Google access.

However, I am paying attention to what Google does... they have been irritating and occasionally downright pissing me off recently, so if something needs to be done I will consider ditching their services. I already started this when I jumped from Google Talk to a 100% XMPP/Jabber server as a result of Google's plans of closing down and locking up their Talk service for Hangouts, and if I really have to I'll consider switching other services... *if* I can find a similar, roughly equal or better service to replace it with. Google and Microsoft are certainly not the only companies I have e-mail accounts with, so Microsoft is not my only alternative in that aspect.

Edited 2013-07-10 01:03 UTC

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