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Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
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ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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3/18/2013 | 8:54:00 PM
re: Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
Interesting Tom -- I'm a huge user of Penultimate (which Evernote acquired) for hand-written notes but have never caught the Evernote bug. Need to try it again.
FritzNelson
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3/18/2013 | 9:42:43 PM
re: Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
I'm a big Evernote user and fan. If, in fact, Google is tackling this space, it legitimizes it that much more (not that it needed to be legitimized). Evernote's done a good job of building a developer ecosystem around the product, mobilizing it, and creating premium service, so this would be difficult to catch up to . . . one would think Google's large developer base may give it a run for its money (there's no magic to a note-taking app; there's a lot of magic to making it searchable, extensible, usable). At last year's Google I/O I sat in on a Google Drive API session that got me pretty excited, but I haven't heard too much about Drive apps lately (then again, maybe I'm not listening in the right places; or maybe Google and the app providers aren't marketing it well) . . . to compete with Evernote, Google's going to have to do a better job on building the ecosystem.
David Rothwell
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3/19/2013 | 9:28:32 AM
re: Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
"The company has a habit of reviving dead services in a different package."

So very true.

Although not discontinued, Google Base languished for years - then it was revived as Merchant Center, which is now at the heart of Google's onslaught into the physical product space (and more...) to take on Amazon and Groupon.

http://www.davidnrothwell.com/...

Ultimately, I can see that any merchant, with any inventory (think hotel rooms, airplane seats, autos, and so on), will be able to upload a feed of it to a Google database (maybe Merchant Center), and serve it up in almost real time from the AdWords platform via a growing number of Ad Extensions.

Their Ad Innovations page gives a glimpse into Comparison Ads, which I foresee as the Death of Comparison Sites.
kwandtke53101
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kwandtke53101,
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3/19/2013 | 11:07:56 AM
re: Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
I have to agree with the article on one count ... after Google READER and iGoogle and some of the others I am not as eager to jump on a Google service as I once was. I use Evernote and can not imagine leaving it for a Google product that, as stated you have no idea how long will be around ... or .. how long before the only way to get at it is via some funky tie in to G+?

No thinks
Majo
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Majo,
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3/20/2013 | 1:16:21 AM
re: Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
A couple of days ago I was viewing my neighborhood on Google satellite map - and, to my delight, noticed they had updated the map to include recently constructed round-about. The view seemed different and bright - and lasted about 10 seconds. After a refresh I was staring at the map as it has always been without the round-about. I'm wondering if I got a glimpse of a pending update, or an actual satellite view?
GBARRINGTON196
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3/20/2013 | 2:57:33 PM
re: Google 'Keep' App Outed: Beware Evernote?
I would use such a service particularly if it were well integrated with Google Docs, Drive and Quick Office at least to the level that OneNote integrates with MS Office. In fact, that might make me switch allegiance from Libre Office to Docs or QO.


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