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Brian.Dean
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5/30/2015 | 9:51:35 AM
Re: Google's Celebration Of Diversity
That is a great point. Software tends to follow hardware that is in mass availability in the market. If the majority of users in the market have 2GB of ram then, software that works on 2GB will be the software that we consider as great.

Maybe, Project Era could change the relationship and economics of software and hardware. If great software is available that requires 3GB for instance, then, a user will only need to change their memory module. If software requires 4 back-facing cameras then again, modules can be changed. The PC era is back!

However, software is still the most important aspect of the system. It will be the software developers that enable an environment that can deliver maximum value through software that is collaborative. In a business, procurement and sales are different functions and working together, the two functions create value. In the same way, software will need to function on both the 4-camera device that will capture information and the 3GB device that will process information. 
mejiac
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5/30/2015 | 9:35:34 AM
"Back to the Future" anyone?
For those science fiction lovers, we all well remember The Back to the Future trilogy. The 2nd part left a very solid impression because of the future technology that it showcased (I'm still waiting for my Matel Hoverboard).

When I read this article, I inmediatly flashed back to the jacket that Marty McFly had that with the push of a button, it both adjusted and was also able to dry himself.

So as soon as google enables a way to insert a blow dryer in the wearble T-Shirt...I'm IN!!!
mejiac
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mejiac,
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5/30/2015 | 9:31:51 AM
Re: Google's Celebration Of Diversity
@nasimson,

A share your comment, but I got to hand it to Google for being bold, being brave enough to push the envelop, even if at the end the project is shelved.

 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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5/30/2015 | 9:30:35 AM
Re: Photos now divorced from Gogle+
@progman2000,

Like many things that Google has done in the past, I think Google+ was a proof of concetp that simply proved that you can't reinvent the wheel when it comes to social media. Facebook not only defined social media, but it's at the forefront. I think Google+ was one of those efforts that's more like "lets see what this does?", vs trying to actually be a solid competitor.

But Google+ did provide a lot of leassons learned that probably led the way to the new Google Photos initiative, and defining what users really want. At least for me, being able to easilly back up and retrieve all my family pics is a must have
Brian.Dean
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5/30/2015 | 9:29:56 AM
Re: Photos now divorced from Gogle+
Critical mass was already with Facebook and Google+ was not able to quickly gain the mass needed to become a success. Both, Facebook and Google+ are simple to use but, from a user's perspective it takes a lot of work to duplicate history and networks. If a different kind of network (professional) is required then, LinkedIn is available.

Project Tango is interesting and the benefits that it can provide are huge. For example, imagine a user gaining solar panel orientation information relative to the sun. This kind of information would enable a user to go from a limited understanding of power generation to a good understanding in no time.
progman2000
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5/30/2015 | 6:58:18 AM
Re: Photos now divorced from Gogle+
This I agree with. I never got the whole Google+ thing. Frankly one of the few duds to have come from Google if you ask me.
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5/30/2015 | 6:11:50 AM
Re: Photos now divorced from Gogle+
Google's failures have all arisen from attempts to diverge from Google's core plilosophy od keeping things as simile as possible. Google Wave is a classic example of that. 
nasimson
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nasimson,
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5/30/2015 | 3:13:56 AM
Google's Celebration Of Diversity

 


Google's diverse eco system of more than 4,000 devices is no blessing to developers. The variety of these devices offer little diversity beacuse these are marginally different. Furthermore the testing becomes a nightmare as what works on one model does not work on the rest.

 

nasimson
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nasimson,
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5/30/2015 | 2:57:02 AM
Photos now divorced from Gogle+
I am very happy to see that Google has stopped insisting on Google+, its failed social networking program.

The ability of companies to sense failure, accept failure, acknowledge it and divest resources to other proejcts is what differentiates successful tech companies from failed ones.

I can see why Photos will be a massive hit. Its google-like-simple, its wide-appeal, its free, its integrated with Andoird and Chrome. Its awesome.
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