It’s called Google Keep and it’s pretty neat. Internet surfers can hoard digital artifacts. Organizations can organize digital information. Yes, many of us already do this on Evernote. (Keep is arguably cuter, though.)
It might actually be good, or even better than Evernote. But I still won’t use Keep. You know why? Google Reader.
I spent about seven years of my online life on that service. I sent feedback, used it to annotate information and they killed it like a butcher slaughters a chicken. No conversation — dead. The service that drives more traffic than Google+ was sacrificed because it didn’t meet some vague corporate goals; users — many of them life long — be damned.
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Flurry reports every dollar of iOS revenue, developers only get 24 cents from Android. Peter Farago, VP of Marketing at Flurry, thoughts on the mobile platform wars.
Farago also believes that Google will have a hard time fixing the problem, it goes against the company’s DNA. Google wants to create highly scalable, frictionless systems. Consequently, it’s the “anti-customer service company;” search engines don’t have help lines. Apple and Amazon, on the other hand, have customer and retail in their DNA, it is a critical aspect of their user experience.
Closing Android’s monetization gap, therefore, is not only a cultural challenge, but an inherent issue with the platform’s business model.
Source: Business Insider
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