GearFest Gear Chat Part 4, Google Apps – Yay or Nay?

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This was a sweet thought, a search mega-player committed to doing things in a kind, open and customer-friendly manner. But we all know it isn’t the case. No, Google is just a money-making machine and just as Health Insurance Companies make their money by saying “No” to sick people and reimbursing physicians at a rate of pennies on the dollar, Google makes the bulk of their cash by giving you seemingly free services and then using the personally data they rake in to make money. (Yes, I know, the video below is hosted on YouTube… what are you going to do.)

So Google has pretty much gotten over the whole “Don’t Be Evil” thing. Now it is “Mo’ Money… Mo’ Money”. That even includes…

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Buying awesome Mac and iOS properties like Sparrow and promptly killing them. (Apologies if the picture offends but it does kinda say all that needs to be said about Google purchasing Sparrow last week doesn’t it?)

So what Google apps ARE we all using? Take a look…

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.