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« on: February 16, 2010, 07:25:04 AM »

Found funny list at Reddit that tells it pretty much how innovative Google is.

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Google Analytics? Didn't make it, bought it from Urchin.
Google Docs? Didn't make it, bought it from Writely.
Google Earth? Didn't make it, bought it from Keyhole.
Google AdSense? Didn't make it, bought it from Applied Semantics.
Google AdWords? Didn't make it, copied it from Goto.com.
Google Chrome? Didn't make it, just slapped a UI on Apple WebKit.
FeedBurner? Didn't make it, didn't even rename the company.
Google Maps? Didn't make it, bought it from Where 2 Technologies.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 01:36:43 AM »

No money in making things silly.
Much better to buy shit and sell at higher profit.

Perceived Value vs Real Value
That is the secret to making $$$
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 10:15:41 AM »

Funny enough. I can't fault them for it though. There are plenty of reasons to dislike Google, their business acumen in knowing A Good Thing when they see it is, imo, not one of them.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 10:26:19 AM »

yep, making stuff from scratch frankly blows. Its usually much better to just buy something. lol (this from the guy that wrote his own project management software because all the off the shelf stuff sucks.)
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 06:26:26 PM »

 ROFLMAO  Ditto

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 08:21:33 PM »

or... Heh, i can build a better SAN than EMC and NetApp for 1/10 the cost....

Which remains to be seen as either  or   Vomit
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 01:24:54 PM »

Negative, The fix is in. We rock the house  Mobster
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