@rysiek PS. They’re far worse than Microsoft… they’re not just evil but also competent.

@aral @rysiek

I beg to disagree: small corporations can be competent. Large corporations will ultimately crumble under their own evil incompetence.

See: Peter Principle, Dunning Krueger, etc.

Case in point: Google still does not have a decent chat application. And they are retiring Hangouts (which was the closest thing to a decent app) in 2020.

@ParadeGrotesque @aral perhaps, but the process of crumbling will take immeasurably long time -- so long, in fact, that it's irrelevant. Look at Microsoft.

And Google not having a chat app, and retiring Hangouts and Google+ -- well, great. But that's just a tiny part of their product line. Most people still use Chrome, search on Google, and use GMail.

Google is dangerously competent in pushing their agenda, I would say.

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@clacke @aral @ParadeGrotesque @rysiek Yes. Hangouts is being retired but they will split it into Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat (now only for businesses) by the end of the year. They also have Duo for video and Messages for text (they retired Allo). Google's messaging solutions are a mess.

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