Google Ruining Good Software Ideas

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google-beta-forever Is Google ruining good software ideas?  I got a GrandCentral number back before Google bought them out.  After the Google acquisition, I got my wife a number, and one for my business.  Then, it went back into beta where it has been FOREVER!

GrandCentral is obviously not a priority for Google so they just let it languish there.  The part that sucks is that someone could be making a really great service along the same lines, but there is no way they will ever get funding for it so long as Google sits there like a 800 lb. gorilla with a free service that would destroy any new start up.

So, I sit with the same feature set as two years ago.   And, this isn’t the only product Google has done this with.  The worst part is that there is zero communication about it.  The last update to the product blog is from months ago.

Thanks for nothing Google. 

Here is an idea.  Why don’t you guys leave other companies and their ideas alone until you know what you want to do with them instead of sucking up useful technology and then letting it shrivel and die.

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