- Google backslides on federated instant messaging, on purpose?
- Powering Down Google Reader
- Breaking: Google Has Begun Purging Ad-Blocking Apps From The Play Store
- Shutting down CalDAV API access
I’m personally affected by the shutdown of Reader and will keep an eye out for a replacement. Perhaps someone should tell the RSSOwl developers to work with Dropbox on a solution?
I feel Google is trying to build a wall around its garden, much like Apple has done since its very beginning. Google stormed ahead by using open protocols, open source software and generally clamoring they’re “open” in their enterprises. I feel they’re now turning their back on these things and saying they can do better. They might… for a while.
The fact is Apple built its wall first, then planted its garden. Google planted the garden, invited everyone to play, and now they’re trying to wall it up. Google is trying to play Apple’s game. They will lose and when they do they will lose it all.