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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You forgot...
by bowkota on Sat 18th May 2013 22:44 UTC
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You forgot to mention how Google make's the majority of its money; through ads.

They don't care what you do or how you do it as long as you're using Google services, all this while they get to call themselves open when it suits them.

Lot's of good products come from this but don't fool yourself, this is not because they have a good heart, if it didn't suit them they wouldn't be doing it.

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RE: You forgot...
by kwan_e on Sun 19th May 2013 01:04 in reply to "You forgot..."
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this is not because they have a good heart, if it didn't suit them they wouldn't be doing it.

Strawman. No one's saying that.

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RE: You forgot...
by Anonymous Penguin on Sun 19th May 2013 22:52 in reply to "You forgot..."
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People use google simply because their search engine is the best. I have tried others, no comparison.
Google also gives you quite a few nice apps and free services.

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RE: You forgot...
by nej_simon on Mon 20th May 2013 11:29 in reply to "You forgot..."
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Your logic is flawed.

If you root your device you can remove any google apps from it. And yet google doesn't try to stop this and even allow apps that require root and mess with the OS in their play store.

Also Android have always supported installing apps from outside the play store so you can install a third party app store and not use a google account at all. Again, google allows this.

If you install Ubuntu on your google glass they wont make any ad money from you.

Etc. etc.

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