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Google Reportedly Building Internet Speed Test Into Search
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User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2016 | 2:02:15 PM
Re: RIP Speedtest

@Whoopty   I hadn't thought about that - I was initially happy about this but you have a good point.  Just another area where Google is stepping on the little guy or girl.

User Rank: Moderator
6/30/2016 | 9:49:20 AM
Re: RIP Speedtest
I don't know about that.  Before Google drive came out, people were begging Google to come up with decent online storage (for those who would prefer, the cloud storage).  After Google Drive came out, which is distinctively different from various free storage providers, and not necessarily better.  Storage providers are still dime a dozen.  Quality is also spotty.  File mirror sites seem to be better arbiters of rooting out pretenders among the storage providers.  Google URL shortener is not exactly dominating either.  All the little services that Google is tapping into are nice if one wants to keep everything in one account, but they are hardly market beaters.
User Rank: Ninja
6/30/2016 | 7:10:43 AM
RIP Speedtest
Poor internet speed test sites, they're about to become completely redundant. Cue Google killing off another small market sector by introducing its own default tool.

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