Saturday, May 07, 2011

Google Won't Demo Social Products at I/O Conference | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD

A time for big decisions in the Googleplex

The reason not to use I/O as a platform for a significant and highly anticipated project seems to be fear: Fear of hyping up expectations and fear of instant criticism and comparisons to the social giant Facebook.

There’s also a bit of superstition involved on Google’s part, said sources: The major launches at the last two I/O conferences, Google Wave and Google TV, have been flops. The company doesn’t want to have a hat trick of hyped failures.

Google Won't Demo Social Products at I/O Conference | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD

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