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: Comment by kragil
by kefkathecruel on Mon 20th May 2013 05:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by kragil"
kefkathecruel
Member since:
2006-01-17

So Google wants to know which ads you might click. Apple and Microsoft want to know that too, for iAds and whateverMSads.

BUT Google is better than those two in regards to:

1. Software patents
2. FOSS



On 1: It has its own model for revenue if you don't mind ads shoved down your throat 24/7.

On 2: Cause Google launched the initiative to turn KHTML into a working browser embraced by the entire world, all on their own, right?

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RE[2]: Comment by kragil
by nej_simon on Mon 20th May 2013 11:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by kragil"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

1. What do you mean "ads shoved down your throat 24/7"? Google ads tend to be not intrusive or annoying unlike other ad companies.

2. No, but they have contributed a lot to the OSS community including being the largest contributor to webkit. Open source technologies developed for Android is now used by Jolla and Ubuntu. They sponsor open source development each year with their "summer of code" program etc.

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RE[2]: Comment by kragil
by JAlexoid on Mon 20th May 2013 13:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by kragil"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

A) And here I am... holding my phone that shows ads in mostly in non-Google apps.

B) You are aware that before Chrome WebKit was an engine that was barely used on desktop, right?

Hater I smell... to be more precise - Apple fanboi.

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