Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech - Caused entirely by millennial political in-fighting, who would've guessed

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...How the fuck has this company not collapsed under it's own idiocy?

Jesus fuck.
Because it's a monopoly, specifically in search and online video, while having a duopoly with Facebook on Internet advertising and Apple in smartphone OS'es. This mean there is a steady stream of cash that allow any number of products to be launched and maintained no matter how unprofitable or mismanaged they are (cf Google+, Stradia probably, etc.).

Consider how Mircosoft was able to support the Xbox 360 despite a design that was constantly killing itself (too small, not enough air flow, components overheat) and had failed in its main design objectives (make it popular with Japanese consumers); it was able to use the rents they farm from the Windows and Office monopolies to allow them to support 360's that RRoD'ed. Arguably, it is how governments can support so many exceptional programs and initiatives.
 

Übertroon

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Google is a monopoly corporation that only exists because right wing free market policies have done nothing to curb the power of large companies. All the Trump-tards bitching about Google screwing over conservative employees is hilarious because that's only happening because of a system they created. Reap what you sow.
That's a funny way of spelling that shitty education created a horde of perpetual children "activists" who're fully willing to go broke to be woke
 

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Google is a monopoly corporation that only exists because right wing free market policies have done nothing to curb the power of large companies. All the Trump-tards bitching about Google screwing over conservative employees is hilarious because that's only happening because of a system they created. Reap what you sow.
The US has free-marketed itself right out of control of its country. Pathetic.

meetings have been known to grind to a halt if someone asks, “Wait, is this evil?”
Two-panel skinner meme: (1) Are we evil for deplatforming anyone who hasn't rimmed Marx at least twice a a day? (2) No, they are fascist pigdogs and must be destroyed.
 

Syaoran Li

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...How the fuck has this company not collapsed under it's own idiocy?

Jesus fuck.
Honestly, it's because it got super-successful right at the start and is coasting by on sheer past inertia.

It doesn't help that they created a de facto monopoly in the process and have now rested on their laurels for several years all because there's no real competition for them and likely hasn't been since Obama's first term at the latest.

To be honest, I think any actual money they're making is coming from data mining and selling said data to glow in the dark types, large corporations who sell actual products, and possibly the Chinese.

It's a well-known fact that YouTube and Gmail are not profitable in a monetary sense and are really meant as loss-leaders.

I'm hoping and praying real hard that the DOJ's anti-trust investigation actually manages to deliver a much-needed kick in the balls to Google. But I'm not holding my breath.
 
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Google is a monopoly corporation that only exists because right wing free market policies have done nothing to curb the power of large companies. All the Trump-tards bitching about Google screwing over conservative employees is hilarious because that's only happening because of a system they created. Reap what you sow.
Could you give an example of said policies, or alternative left wing proposals to limit them in any way?
 

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I look at Google's signature products like Translate, Earth, Gmail, Youtube, and they're all obvious ideas. Of course someone would come up with a translation product. Same goes for a map, email or media display site. The only interesting thing about Google's rise is how swiftly and aggressively Google moved to acquire obvious properties, who could fortell that they'd be hamstrung from within in so few years by their bratty insistence that normal corporate rules of behavior didn't apply to them.
 

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I look at Google's signature products like Translate, Earth, Gmail, Youtube, and they're all obvious ideas. Of course someone would come up with a translation product. Same goes for a map, email or media display site. The only interesting thing about Google's rise is how swiftly and aggressively Google moved to acquire obvious properties, who could fortell that they'd be hamstrung from within in so few years by their bratty insistence that normal corporate rules of behavior didn't apply to them.
If they were so obvious, why didn't google create them?

Youtube was not google. Voice was not Google (Grand Central). And many other examples. Google's in house development is limited. Big companies buy other companies and IP. When you make a company now, that is what you want to achieve. The big buyout.

This is what other companies do as well. Adobe did not invent Premiere. SuperMac did, but it failed as a business so Adobe scooped up the product called ReelTime. Adobe changed then name to Premiere and now it is major product for the company.
 
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Google is a monopoly corporation that only exists because right wing free market policies have done nothing to curb the power of large companies. All the Trump-tards bitching about Google screwing over conservative employees is hilarious because that's only happening because of a system they created. Reap what you sow.
Nothing is gonna change either because they're most interesting on making money selling their books and branding then actual change.

Also, like it or not, any initiative to intervene Google will imply some liberties limitations and they've made their platform about muh freedom.

How does anyone get any shit done over there.
It glows in the dark. Always has, from the start.
That'd be the case if it was just Google. Think, from all current popular web services, which has presented any actual innovation besides "fighting hate"? None, because they've all committed the mistake of hiring people more interested on making political statements than money. The ones that aren't collapsing, will collapse soon.

I look at Google's signature products like Translate, Earth, Gmail, Youtube, and they're all obvious ideas.
Iicr, the only innovative about gmail back then was the space. 1Gb was a big thing when it was released. After that, any change has been for the worst and badly welcome.
 
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Imagine working at a company that not only let's you bring your politics to your fucking engineering job but encourages you to shitpost on their internal forums and in Q&As instead of working.

How does anyone get any shit done over there.
There's a theory I've heard from some local folks, that many there aren't really supposed to get anything done.

Goes like this: Google is so rich it can afford to have many smart people doing almost pointless things. Sometimes those things work out, most times they don't, but no matter what, they're not working for someone else, or making the next big startup that threatens the Goog.
 

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There's a theory I've heard from some local folks, that many there aren't really supposed to get anything done.

Goes like this: Google is so rich it can afford to have many smart people doing almost pointless things. Sometimes those things work out, most times they don't, but no matter what, they're not working for someone else, or making the next big startup that threatens the Goog.
Wasn't that what they did with moot? The faggot wanted out, so Google provided a foxhole to dive into and disappear
 
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