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Google+ Failed to achieve and is shutting down.

Discussion in 'Announcements, Features, & Enhancements' started by Staci van Wyk, Oct 9, 2018.

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  1. Staci van Wyk

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    They're shutting it down for a number of reasons, the breach isn't really one of them. They can't compete with the others (as bad as that sounds). There's no sense in supporting a product as weak as Google+. They've got bigger fish to fry. The way I see it they'll be throwing resources at GMB, expanding it (great for dealers).

    The breach that killed Google+ wasn’t a breach at all
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/9/17957312/google-plus-vulnerability-privacy-breach-law
     
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    Google sure did make us jump through a lot of hoops for G+ - all for nothing really. Google makes a habit of this.
     
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    Agreed. It sure doesn't inspire much confidence in their products.

    Personally, I was toying with the idea of using GSuite for email, but after all the things they fire-up and then shut down I'm going to use Microsoft instead. Admittedly, I've been moving away from Google since 2016.
    • Already switched off of Google as my search provider. Using Duck Duck Go.
    • Apple powers my mobile world.
    • I'm down to Google Voice answering service and one Google Home device that is handy in the kitchen.
    • Google Docs are pretty good for sharing even though I much prefer to use iCloud because Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are better for my uses.
     
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    Obviously, Google's core product is Adwords / Ads. Everything else that they've done has been fairly frilly. I will say, GSuite is nice to use (have it set up on two domains) and it's probably one of a few products that earn them profit outside of Ads. Google Docs, I agree with, useful.
     
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