Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 22:21 UTC
Apple Patrick Gibson (via Daring Fireball): "My friend and co-worker Tom has a thesis about Apple's biggest problem: Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services." Apt.
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um... I don' think so
by sisora on Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:04 UTC
sisora
Member since:
2011-08-26

Whoever wrote this piece forgot that Google has shutdown more Webservices than apple has ever created. Most of Google's webservices remained Beta for years and years (Gmail!!) Does these mean Google is getting bad at creating web services?

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RE: um... I don' think so
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:32 in reply to "um... I don' think so"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think the "beta" label is used by Google and others as some kind of get out of jail card. Or rather stay out of jail.

If anything huge goes wrong they can always claim it's beta and not intended for serious use. With a beta label they can do what they want.

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RE: um... I don' think so
by Radio on Thu 6th Dec 2012 19:24 in reply to "um... I don' think so"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

That, my fiend, is called "iteration".

Also, contrary to Apple closing Ping at full loss, when Google closed e.g. Wave, they recycled huge chucks of it, in Android text input, Google Translate, G+, etc.

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