Are Google strategically tactical or tactically strategic?
Interesting Commentary on Google's product strategy and internal competition.
I disagree with the suggestion in his conclusion that this approach creates a problem for users:
"So next time you see two competing Google products and wish they would merge, know that it won't really fix anything. Google will eventually just spin up another internal competitor, and there will again be two of something all over again. It's simply how the company works. If you're a Google user, it's frustrating, but you just have to deal with it."
I welcome the constant evolution and innovation.
I like to have choices from Google and the wider 3rd party developers.
It's a strength of this approach and I'll take some short-term inconvenience for the long-term benefits.
*PS: If you prefer somebody else choosing what's best for you then you are probably an Apple customer ;-)