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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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

but this is a classic case of "embrace, extinguish".


I disagree. The "embrace and extinguish" - tactics is all about deliberately harming the market, with real, malicious intent. I do not see that here, all I see is a secondary effect simply caused by Google having made the superior product and no longer having use for it.

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some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

I can't subscribe to RSS in G+, can I? So it's not a superior product, it's a competing incompatible product, and the one which gives Google more control while at it. You can deny it all you want, but people at Google making this decision are well aware they are harming RSS.

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