Is Google dead?

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Jan 10 102 Comments

- No products in the pipeline
- Google X has yet to launch anything besides weather balloons
- Anything outside Google ads and apps is a failure (20 and 10 years old)
- 90% of Alphabet’s revenue still comes from adwords which they built with 5 people but somehow employ 50,000 people
- CEO is weak and lets protestors boss him around
- Corporate culture taken over by SJWs

Is Google dead?
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  • Microsoft / Eng Dr. 13
    6th option. OP is a moron for thinking one of the biggest, best, most influential companies in the world is "dead".

    Screw blind. Why do I even come here?
    Jan 10 15
    • New / Product
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      New Product

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      I make stuff and I’m super into it.
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      OP
      BESIDES search and ads which are 20 years old. Everything else is crappy imitations and vaporwave
      Jan 11
    • Amazon what¿
      OP is a crappy imitation of a troll.
      Jan 11
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      New Product

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      I make stuff and I’m super into it.
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      OP
      Homie every troll thread I make reaches “your post is on fire”. I am way out of your league.
      Jan 11
    • Nvidia zVEC05
      Aside from building spyware what is google good at?

      Everything they’ve built that’s not ads is derivative of better tech; the few things that used to be good were acquired (YouTube, Nest).
      Jan 11
    • Hiya Sundar how's tricks?
      Jan 11
  • Google ovBk62
    Youtube. Waymo. Assistant. Verily. Photos. Pixel & Home. List goes on and on.

    What newbies like you don't understand is that revenue is ads but has over 23% yoy growth rate due to growth in rest of Google properties like YouTube, maps, search, Android and what not.
    Jan 10 11
    • Amazon gnVV23
      To be fair ... while Amazon generates a lot of new services every year, downside is that it generates a culture where speed is valued over code quality and where incremental improvements on existing stuff is severely undervalued compared to new stuff. Both are bad things and will impact Amazon in long run.

      Also much of what “cloud” technology was originally popularized at google ... we just run it in cloud and make money ... big table, TF, K8s ... list is big.
      Jan 10
    • Google ovBk62
      There are different ways to make money. Google believes in creating free to use products that attract billions of users each, and in turn, it brings people and their data into it's ecosystem. It then uses this data to deliver targeted ads with a 23%+ yoy revenue growth. These are ridiculously large numbers.

      OP, who cares if they are acquired or copied if they are insanely successful? It takes a lot of engineering to scale a website such as YouTube.

      I have a feeling you aren't an experienced software engineer. YouTube gets hundreds of hours of video uploaded every minute. It takes a gigantic engineering effort to build systems to process, store and serve this much traffic. Dismissing this as "acquired" seems pretty naive tbh.
      Jan 10
    • Search changed very little in the past 5 years. Knowledge graph and that's about it. Free products are not allowed any more now that Ruth Porat was hired to make the stock go up ...
      Jan 11
    • New / Sales
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      OP
      @ovBk62 its not about effort. Printing the yellow pages took a lot of effort, but they just assumed people would need the yellow pages forever. By the time yellowpages.com was around Yelp had already wrecked them. Like another poster said, no successful organic products in 10-15 years. And now a leadership crisis. It’s the beginning of the end.
      Jan 11
    • Google ovBk62
      Lol.
      Jan 11
  • Google YTpM41
    Since you won't ever pass the hiring bar, what difference does it make?
    Jan 10 4
    • Microsoft / Eng Dr. 13
      😂😂
      Jan 10
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      OP
      After the last few months I would never apply to google
      Jan 10
    • Google hooli.xyz
      Keep telling that to yourself...
      Jan 10
    • Now is the best time to quit. I did.
      Jan 11
  • Microsoft
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    Sorry to hear you got rejected from google today op
    Jan 10 1
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      OP
      No just watched their CEO testify. Ew.
      Jan 10
  • Facebook public2
    No, they run the best business in the world. What could possibly be better?
    Jan 10 2
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      llluminati

      New Product

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      OP
      Come with a new product in 20 years people actually want to use?
      Jan 10
    • Facebook public2
      They build one of the best products in the world which is used by billions of people and runs on one of the highest margin and sustainable business models there is. Everything else, even android will fail in comparison. Don't be silly.
      Jan 10
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    Google hasn't shipped a successful organic product in about 15 years. They are essentially Microsoft. Google+ was their Vista. The old cash cows continue to fund failed experiments and free meals.
    Jan 10 5
    • Google ovBk62
      Huh? Google photos? Assistant? So many man...

      Google search is an interface but there are tons of improvements happening behind it. You can compare search today to what it was 10 years back and see the difference.
      Jan 10
    • New / Product
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      New Product

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      OP
      Why do people keep naming google assistant. Just because you’re too socially awkward to call a restaurant doesnt mean the whole world is. You are the next sun microsystems - a bunch of engineers who have no fucking clue what people want and think everyone is as autistic as you are
      Jan 11
    • New / Product
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      OP
      Also google assistant is just piggybacking off Alexa. And google photos was an acquisition and used to be called picasa. RIP google 1994-2024
      Jan 11
    • Wait Google now sells an alarm clock buster you'd better take that back ! .... It was just released this week so it's the company's latest innovation!
      Jan 11
    • Google ovBk62
      Google assistant existed as part of Google search app for a long time.
      Jan 11
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Google is the new Bell Labs funded by an advertising monopoly. Monopolies don’t have to act rational.
    Jan 10 2
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      OP
      We all know what happened to bell labs
      Jan 10
    • Bell labs didn't have 90% of employees doing mundane, sustaining-mode, code tweaking ....
      Jan 11
  • VMware gukfsqrg
    Got google offer then reject them. They cannot even match a small company offer. Asking director to trash on me. I am not new grad. Who cares brand name. I go with the TC.
    Jan 11 3
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      Asking director to trash on you?
      Jan 11
    • VMware gukfsqrg
      I have 2 years experience. I asked if I can go l4. Then the hr said she set up a meeting for me with director. The director in the meeting just said my experience does not worth, and their employee are so much better. He said if they gave me 4 they don’t think I can perform that level. Then it is the HR turn to trash you that you only worth that lowball offer. Google is so much better than that small company. So here she trash the other company not only me. It is a very bad experience. Later I talk with my friend in google then know that that director job is to persuade candidates like me. Then it sounds to me the director job in google is not fun either.
      Jan 11
    • New / Sales
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      OP
      Yeah they clearly lost their way. A great manager would have said “prove to me you’re an L4.”
      Jan 11
  • Microsoft / Eng HellaRSUs
    Eventually they will put google brain inside a Boston dynamics robot and sell it to the military
    Jan 11 4
    • Microsoft Micr0s0ft
      Sundar doesn't have balls. And all googlers will scream against any contracts with the government or the military.
      Jan 11
    • New / Sales
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      OP
      Told you. Sundar needs to lay down the law. Its one thing to run chrome another to run a kingdom
      Jan 11
    • They sold all the robot companies including Boston Dynamics which is a 25-year old contracting company ....
      Jan 11
    • Google ovBk62
      Hahaha yeah ikr. They once had the technology to almost make a complete robot :D
      Jan 11
  • Microsoft Micr0s0ft
    Google is dead. I'd reject their offer even if I manage to get one
    Jan 10 1
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      OP
      Why is Satya so based and Sundar so Hijra
      Jan 11
  • Google / Eng
    prodaccess

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    There, there. It is ok, Op. You can apply again next year.
    Jan 10 1
    • New / Product
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      New Product

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      I make stuff and I’m super into it.
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      OP
      Is that what you told yourself when Apple rejected you?
      Jan 11
  • Nvidia zVEC05
    They’ve been recruiting me HARD the last 3 years. The recruiter even sent me a $200 bottle of scotch for Christmas. But between the shitty culture, the interesting projects that fail to launch, & the otherwise derivative work they do...I just can’t bother to go through their shitty interview process.
    Jan 11 3
    • Apple moz
      Lol. Do you have specialty they are dying to get?
      Jan 11
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      OP
      They want the C
      Jan 11
    • Nvidia zVEC05
      I’m not super specialized; otherwise they’d be rolling out the 7 figure incentives (might consider it in that case). I’m just damn good at what I do & it’s an area they’re desperately trying to grow.
      Jan 11
  • Amazon kOWu38
    I agree with OP, google is just resting on its laurels. its domination in search, YouTube and ads has kept google relevant and will delay their demise..the fact that there are lot more YouTube ads(I know lot of people are watching YouTube a lot but the video viewed per ad has increased exponentially)today than a few years ago shows that they are just struggling to find new avenues of revenue..they are bunch of cool kids building cool products that they don’t care if someone will ever use..I understand how it is hard to imagine that the coolest guy in high school today will be flipping burgers at McDonalds at 30..but yeah I can say that Google will be dead soon if It stays the course..
    Jan 10 2
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      New Product

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      OP
      The worst part is they use so much of their money to cover up that they’ve made nothing new.
      Jan 11
    • Google Oces12
      What are you talking about? Don't care if someone will ever use? So you know how many billion user products Google owns?
      Jan 11
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    Enlighten us about your startup OP
    Jan 10 1
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      OP
      Just like me when I’m with your mom after a few glasses of wine: I’m in stealth mode
      Jan 11
  • I was astonished at how every single "far out" project was cancelled (glass, robots, barge, modular phone, fiber) or iced (Loon) or sucks (watches, cloud) in the past 5 years and the stock market loves it that all of Google's failed innovations are flops! CEO is very weak and tries to hide all his evil decisions from employees ...memegen internally is like a morgue - no longer funny or biting, mostly about the food, all employees with vision and a conscience have left ....
    Jan 11 4
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      OP
      Glass was a great example of how Google doesnt know how to make products because they think everyone in the world is like them. The same thing happened to sun microsystems. Their engineers thought they knew best and they forgot human beings are using this stuff
      Jan 11
    • Google ovBk62
      How are verily and waymo not far out projects?
      Jan 11
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      OP
      At CES all self driving car companies curbed expectations. It will be scrapped.
      Jan 11
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      Self driving cars are almost as BS as machine learning
      Jan 14
  • Two Sigma kWJilp
    I’m surprised no one mentioned Google Cloud Platform. Google is coming in late to the game, but if they can figure it out they are in a great position to be the dominant cloud offering. Even if they don’t figure it out it’ll continue to be a growing revenue source for them since no one will want to be locked in to just AMZN or MSFT
    Jan 12 3
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Google has been in a great place to lead all kinds of things, but they've basically failed at every new product this decade. Polished the heck out of existing products though.
      Jan 12
    • Microsoft Micr0s0ft
      GCP is dead on arrival. They're too late. Enterprise customers use Azure. Startups use AWS. There are no real customers using GCP. And I can list hundreds big customers using Azure or AWS.
      Jan 12
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      This ^
      Jan 13
  • Indeed cyhy46
    My working theory is that at some point in the past five years, Google accidentally developed a superintelligent AI and now the company's twin purposes are to hide the existence of this AI while giving it more and more data so that it can gain enough power to enslave humanity. This explains why none of their employees appear to actually work, and all their customer support is very obviously automated.
    Jan 18 2
    • Microsoft / Eng HellaRSUs
      If this is true please hire me for this project
      Jan 18
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Only other sentient computers are being considered.
      Jan 18
  • Two Sigma kWJilp
    From my perspective GCP is growing. Our usage of it has grown a lot, which isn’t the case for AWS
    Jan 12 2
    • Microsoft Micr0s0ft
      Hahaha. I see no real customers using it.
      Jan 12
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      I see it growing but nobody using it
      Jan 13
  • Their most impactful products are Maps, DoubleClick, YouTube, Docs, and Android, all developed in-house, right? Right? And Hangouts and Google+ rock!
    Jan 11 2
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      How’s their marketshare doing? I’ve seen a lot of people use zoom even though its an inferior product.
      Jan 11
    • New / Sales
      Lucifer 💋

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      Zoom is terrible
      Jan 11
  • Tesla / QA
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    Sjw?
    Jan 10 2
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      Social Justice Warriors. People who think tumblr.com is real life.
      Jan 10
    • Tesla / QA
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      Tumblr is just for porn isn’t it? 😋
      Jan 10