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Pissed at Google

Updated

We seem to be hearing from more people that Google doesn't do that great a job outside of its core focus, search. So again, when Google decided to make its Web analytics software free yesterday, some people weren't happy with how the company handled it. They were pissed, says Ethan Stock, chief executive of valley events start-up Zvents.

UPDATE: An aside: The CIA isn't pissed, though. Its venture arm, In-Q-Tel, recently announced a planned sale of 5,636 shares of Google stock worth over $2.2 million. The stock was most likely a result of In-Q-Tel's investment in Keyhole, the satellite mapping service Google bought.


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While they have essentially created their own loophole for capturing all of the marketing data in the world, as a small business owner, I am glad to have 'free' anayltics.

Chris Bauman on November 15, 2005 6:44 AM
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quite true at least for Google Desktop Search. It tends to hog your computer and not give it back, even if you click the turn off GDS indexing for 15 minutes, the user delay in having full CPU use can take up to a minute. BUT GDS indexing is fast in relation to COPERNIC, between 3-10x faster, probably because Copernic might pull index search terms all the way into the depth of larger files, and Google might index a smaller fraction of the larger files' contents. BUT Copernic INSTANTLY gives you back your PC upon a simple mouse gesture, or command to stop indexing while GDS can take forever and sometimes never give your PC back, except if GDS is killed in Task Manager. That is not quite good software engineering ? GMAIL is underrated though - a very good product with few lapses in any areas of performance. But I cannot quite figure out how GDS got even a Beta Release with the run away CPU utilization, and slow (or no )stopping of indexing in reponse to user request. beats me how that got through the cracks.... ( maybe it is due to firefox's numerous memory leaks and not GDS ? except that Copernic does not suffer from this when configured with Firefox ... )

Mark Wendman on November 15, 2005 10:22 AM
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I feel Google is more evil than Microsoft. They want to make it so no one else can exist but themselves.

Rich on November 15, 2005 11:57 AM
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Isn't Google CIA? Like the CIA would let go of tracking the internet. lol If the Google legally gives records over to the FBI I'm sure the CIA already has them.

webmaster@mysearchisover.com on November 15, 2005 4:56 PM
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google base decievingly looks simple but can cause ripple effects in the entire industry as it grows.

First fall out might be vertical search portals (indeed, oodle etc.), next in the line are listing sites such as classifieds, jobs, auctions etc.

We might soon see tons of mesh up sites which make use of google base (if it is allowed)

bala on November 16, 2005 3:55 AM
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an oops for gmail since corrected .... sure must be a beta with this .....

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=27725

with original link here ...

http://www.elhacker.net/gmailbug/english_version.htm

this is not good !!!

I wonder when they will improve release testing?

Mark Wendman on November 16, 2005 5:32 AM
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I'm surprised that I haven't heard more about these issues. I was blown away reading this, yet I don't really hear anyone talking about it.

John on November 16, 2005 8:03 AM
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Google is the best, we gave them over $300,000.00 However, they'll never get another penny from us again!.

Hoodia on November 24, 2005 6:32 PM
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KUDOS to GOOGLE now.

They did it !

GMAIL now has FREE httpS - secure email, that is transparent. Just go to

https://mail.google.com/mail/

and it is all there. Simple user implementation, no muss no fuss -

A deserved WELL DONE for a long overdue improvement to free email.

AND AFAIK - no other free email service has this?

amazing ! astounding!

more superlatives are deserved !

Mark Wendman on February 21, 2006 9:09 AM
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