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Today I am starting a new hashtag. #CommittedToOpen . Feel free to add it anywhere Google is being very closed. Also, read this Google blog from 2009 about how open systems and open standards are better. And then realize Google no longer practices this.

"Closed systems are well-defined and profitable, but only for those who control them." <- True. And Google seems to be living this one.

"All of this is useless, however, if we fail when it comes to being open." <- Wonder if he was referring to Play Services when he said this.
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+Charles Knell I think they are exploiting others. People are not adequately aware of what Google does and is capable of doing with the data Google could to about them. 
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Particularly with the tone Janeway said it.
 
Dismissed. That’s a Starfleet expression for “get out”. Captain Kathryn Janeway.

Star Trek: Voyager "The Cloud" stardate: 48456.2
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So now even on Google's own proprietary crud, you have to upload your app to two different app stores? So much fail.
 
You should port your android app to chrome.
Contents. Test your app; Upload your app; Best practices. Getting Started with ARC. The App Runtime for Chrome (Beta), or ARC, lets you run your favorite Android apps on Chrome OS. By following these steps, you can try out the App Runtime for Chrome (Beta) during this Developer Preview.
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There is nothing more frustrating than arriving at the Google Play Store with a Nexus device and being greeted with the message that my device is not compatible with a certain app. I imagine merging Chrome and Android under the same store would multiply that irritation several-fold. Not a good idea until all apps are cross-compatible, and see point #1 about no other OS being cross-compatible from desktop to mobile to this point. Though Microsoft is moving towards that goal, they're far from it as of now. 
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The normal Surface now runs full Windows 8.1. If I got one, I'd still opt for the Pro, but very cool that Windows has fully moved past the travesty that was Windows RT.
 
This is Microsoft's new, cheaper Surface.
Microsoft is back with a brand new Surface 3 tablet, but this time things are a little different. While the original Surface RT and Surface 2 tablets didn’t let you run traditional Windows...
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+Jake Weisz Ahhh. I see where things got confused. Agreed and agreed.
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This one's harsh.
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I post inspirational quotes for myself, and for others. You will always learn something new every day. But to share that new something is far more enriching than merely learning it, and it is also a really good way to learn it better.
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"All your mail, read, analyzed, and studied by Google."

FTFY.
 
Holy crap, what a way to start the week! 

Unified inbox in Gmail for Android, conversation view for non-Android accounts, better search, and more.
 
#APKPLZ
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While Artem's words sound encouraging, frankly the way Google's usability has been going these days, I'm not sure I really want to know what the frell is about to happen anymore.
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Clever. Also, new TLD spotted. ;)
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This would be probably remarkably more useful than Inbox will ever be. And it's clear from the second to last screen on here that Google is aware how dumb "Inbox by Gmail" sounds.
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So Chrome OS is getting stick PCs. Yay weird product collision with the Chromecast.
 
WANT. TO. TEST. THIS.

Seriously, I wanna see how this holds up as a streaming PC plugged into a big-screen TV. BT keyboard, BT mouse, and boom!
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+Aaron Glett from the perspective of "Really cheap" as in closer to Chromecast cheap and further from Android TV box expensive: all I can say is I wouldn't want to run Chrome OS on any hardware you'll likely see for that kind of cheap.

Hell by the $100 price range for such a stick, I'd already be questioning if it's worth it. Sure, for someone like my mom yeah. For my day to day needs, I'd be better off with a Chromebox or Chromebase with a beefier CPU.

My mom does about three things. Email, Social, and Banking. And she uses her Chromebook a few hours a day at best. I use computers around 12 to 16 hours per day. Faster hardware is worth it for folks like me.
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Someone on the Senate antitrust panel will be investigating further into the odd FTC-Google arrangement. Google may not be out of the woods on this one yet. It's amazing what the Freedom of Information Act can lead to.
 
#Google   #FTC   #antitrust   #senate  
Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) who chairs the Senate antitrust panel, is intending to launch an inquiry on FTC-Google meetings that may have taken place during
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Well, nobody ever said Microsoft was a saint. Though Google has nearly twice the amount of cash invested in politics in 2014, and while Google's investment in government rose from 2013-2014, Microsoft's went down.
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Choose Boring Technology

Absolutely agree with this thing here. Just because it's new and exciting does not mean it will make things better.
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I tell this to new coders all the time, they often think Ruby or <insert current fad> is the way to go and I'll quickly point out that maybe they should search for those jobs on CraigsList and perhaps they should learn a language that has 50 job postings vs 2.
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This is a really long article of designer speak, where the designer explains his thinking and process. What's great about this, is he has missed the entire point: Everyone hates the new design and wants the old one back. Nobody cares about 'mobile responsive' or what the maximum number of words designers claim should be on a single line. The new site sucks and nobody likes it, and designers need to stop doing this.
Hi there. This will be a relatively brief post to adress a few questions, issues and general hysteria around…
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+Jake Weisz I wouldn't say he's a sucky designer. He clearly has talent. The problem is that he's designing something that isn't desired by the audience. So that's either a very poor choice and listening skills on the designer's part (likely) or a very conscious decision on the management's part (possible) to rid themselves of a certain part of their audience.

On another website, this design might go over fantastically.
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I am an IT geek, a gamer, and a scifi nerd. I have --Asperger's Syndrome-- autism (seriously, no strikethrough here?), my cute little mental disorder that is responsible for my peculiar obsession with minor details and ability to remember excessively complex numerical systems.


I'm an avid Android user, possessing multiple Androids, in addition to the variety of Windows computers I run on a daily basis. I have an odd obsession with 2.5" SATA hard drives, don't ask why.

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