Reply to post: Killing The Competition

After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta... straight into ad giant's graveyard

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Killing The Competition

The trouble with Google abandoning their [ once gloriously hailed ] projects every now and then * is that they may have prevented better things that would have lasted.

I'm not in the least suggesting Google is as vile as Microsoft sought to be, but it reeks of the old concept of 'Vaporware', which meant wherever there was competition or a new idea, especially by small entities, Microsoft would announce their own version to kill the buzz and then not bring it to permanent fruition.

In article but deserves to be repeated:

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