Google 84% revenue from ads ..other revenue including cloud is very very less

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Feb 13 39 Comments

Google failed products:

Google Wave. It could have been Slack.
Orkut. It could have been Facebook.
Google+. It could have been Snapchat or WhatsApp.
Google Hangouts on Air. It could have been Facebook Live or Periscope.
Google Answers. It could have been Quora.
Google Catalog Search. It could have been Pinterest.
Dodgeball. It could have been FourSquare or related social networking site.
Google Notebook. It could have been Evernote.
Google Page Creator. It could have been Squarespace.
Google Video. It wasn’t YouTube.
Google Glass. It should have waited until it was Google Contact Lens before it launched in the consumer market.
Google Knol. There’s plenty of information that can be Wiki-fied like developer documentation for open-source projects. Cloning Wikipedia was not the first thing that needed to be Wiki-fied.

Most successful :
Google Search Engine: Most Popular Google Products And Services. ...
Google Chrome: Most Popular Google Product. ...
Gmail. ...
Android: Most Useful Google Product. ...
YouTube. ...
Google Adsense. ...
Google Drive. ...
Google Adwords.

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TOP 39 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng Drop_Table
    Google Maps should be on the success list.
    Feb 13 1
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      And if people don't agree, they should be forced to use Apple Maps 😀
      Feb 13
  • Google splB80
    Haters hate, ainers ain't...
    How many times did you fail your G interview again?
    Feb 13 6
    • Google splB80
      This point has been reiterated thousands of times in-and-outside of Google, while being fatigued by this topic, I'm more interested in the motive behind.
      Feb 13
    • Google gorrilla86
      "OP is stating facts."

      And pejorative commentary. It's obvious OP is a hater with an agenda. .
      Feb 13
    • Google splB80
      As an employee I didn't even pay too much attention on the break down, OP as an employee from a hardware company which doesn't competete directly with G took time to check the lastest earnings and post a long one here, aren't you interested in why? Why the hate?
      Feb 13
    • Google 500513
      You don't need to be first to market to take over the market. Google search is a great example of this. Not too worried. Ppl may be tied to Amazon cloud right now but the only constant in this world is change and change is coming. The growth of AI alone makes cloud TPUs very enticing. Amazon are yet to have a similar offering.
      Feb 13
    • Intel DrmCmTrue
      All Google haters here on Blind must have failed G onsite 😉
      Feb 13
  • Google / Product
    bmy2012

    Google Product

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    PayPal, Google, Accenture
    bmy2012more
    Evernote is not well, I'm quite happy with Keep
    Feb 13 2
    • Google qWOQ57
      Evernote is so much better for taking high quality note than Keep and Docs.
      Feb 13
    • Google / Eng Wulperting
      I wish Evernote didn’t have the worst text editors in the world
      Feb 13
  • Illumina / Other
    activesite

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    activesitemore
    Google is an advertising driven social justice company now.
    Feb 13 3
    • Google WVXD02
      And it's working.
      Feb 13
    • Illumina / Other
      activesite

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      activesitemore
      Big time. I didn’t say it was a bad strategy.

      Just pointing it out for people whose initial encounter with google was top shelf software solutions and clever innovation and don’t understand why it doesn’t seem to be that way any more. The core focus has changed.

      We need thought policing and who better than the originators of all the pieces needed to step on the scales and tip them the way they need to be?
      Feb 13
    • Square / Eng sj42hc
      Insert real estate into the chain please.
      Feb 13
  • Google h56jl
    Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Search, YouTube, Google Play, Android and Drive.

    We suck so bad 😭😭😭
    Feb 13 0
  • Cavium pjbagk75Fq
    How is GCP compared to AWS in terms of business?
    Feb 13 7
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Much better sales execution
      Feb 13
    • Google WVXD02
      AWS has a higher market share. The difference has more to do being first to market than the quality of the product.
      Feb 13
    • Illumina / Other
      activesite

      Illumina Other

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      activesitemore
      Amazon basically invented the space, right? When they get toppled it should be a big embarrassing deal for them.
      Feb 13
    • Google AHSK82
      @Huhf13 can you provide detail on how AWS sales execution is better than GCP's? Is it understanding customers needs, sales responsiveness, sales integrity, deal operations, negotiations, ... ? Honest question.
      Feb 13
    • Amazon sdgaf
      I don’t agree that it is mostly due to sales. I think the majority of it was that AWS had essentially over a 5-year head start.

      I also don’t agree with @activesite. These things are often won and sustained by whoever invents it and establishes market share first. Companies, just like people, are lazy, if it costs more time switching over to a cheaper competitor people often don’t do it when they’re already set up. It’s also why not many people cancel amazon prime when rates go up even though with classical economics you expect more would.
      Feb 13
  • Google engg1
    Docs? Maps? Play store?
    Feb 13 0
  • Activision Blizzard others
    Yo google drive is shit it said all files synced but they all weren’t a lot of the times, bullshit software
    Feb 13 2
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      We're you counting on Drive to store your files, post layoff?
      Feb 13
    • Activision Blizzard others
      This guy fucks
      Feb 13
  • Google / Eng
    prodaccess

    Google Eng

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    Top Contributor or GTFO
    prodaccessmore
    There there, op. It is alright.
    You can try again next year.
    Feb 13 0
  • DoorDash sandb0x
    Android?
    Feb 13 0
  • Amazon / Eng :!
    Google Home? (It looks like a humidifier)
    Feb 13 1
    • Uber kisht
      Oh maybe that will boost sales.
      Feb 13
  • New dluz61
    It does always seem a bit of a shame to me that Google has created so many products that could have been great if only they'd not gotten cold feet over them or completely fucked up how they launched them.
    Feb 13 0
  • New TiredAF
    Did you listen to their earnings call? All of these are their other bets. Ads on desktop is still their primary revenue driver and revenue from ads on mobile is increasing as well.

    Who are you asking as? A potential employee at one of these other bets or an investor to buy google stocks. If the former, you still will do valuable work as growth to capture market share is required in all the areas you’ve mentioned. Job security is probably in the ads team. As an investor, it depends on the amount you plan to invest and returns you expect.

    As an aside, the pettiness of google employees in this thread is astounding. We get it, it’s great to work there. Taunting someone who’s asking a legit question is beneath you. Do the right thing, folks.
    Feb 13 0
  • Google topCon
    Q4 revenue growth: 22%. Profit: 9B
    Ads is a good business to be in ;)
    Feb 13 0
  • Google AHSK82
    The biggest failure here is Google Reader. Sacrificed on the altar of Google+ to force people to read what we want them to read. By killing off RSS, directly contributed to the Facebook fake news problem.
    Feb 13 0
  • Facebook public2
    You have way too much time, keep your day job.
    Feb 13 0
  • What about Google Home?
    Feb 13 0

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