So Google is facing a 5 billion dollar fine for recommending their own services over others on their search engine here in India. Google does not come as the default search engine in Windows btw. People use Google by choice.
Of course, Microsoft has a monopoly over the OS and Office Suite market here in India (even though majority of installs here are pirated) and Bing is hard coded into Windows 8.1 (I cannot switch to Google). This is totally acceptable!
Checkout: Google faces up to $5 bn CCI fine; says cooperating in probe
I can watch video content offline. Just like on a regular computer.
So… This happened today. Yes, this is not exactly the perfect implementation right now. Google is just picking up keywords from the Flipkart emails in my Gmail account. It cannot detect the status of the delivery right now. The link to FedEx is currently dead but should work in a few hours’ time. I cannot wait for Google to add proper support in the coming months. Getting up to date updates through Google Now would be perfect!
I deleted my foursquare account 30 minutes after I heard the news that they are getting an investment from Microsoft. The deal also includes data sharing. Microsoft would get access to all my foursquare content.
I was not happy with this. Foursquare is not even that important to me. So I got rid of the account. I had done the same with my Gowalla account when they were acquired by Foursquare.
So I now end up using Google+ for check-ins. There is no gaming element present now. But I can live with that. But what I cannot live with is the inability to add new places on the move. Foursquare made this super simple. Latitude had this option. Google+ simply has no option.
It would be a wise decision for Google to offer a mobile app for Google Map Maker to allow users to add new places on the move. They can also run the app in the background like Field Trip and ask users questions about places they are at like Foursquare do. This would make Google Maps so much more up to date as you would be able to get latest information from the business itself and update it while you are there.
I understand that the Google Map Maker community is huge. But there is nothing better than enabling non-technical users to contribute to the platform as well!