Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don’t Be Too Disappointed By Google Music’s Lackluster Debut | TechCrunch

This just in from the faint-praise department

Essentially all I’m saying is that Google views everything as a “slow and steady wins the race” type situation. When it tries to sprint ahead, it finds itself without peers, and lacking inspiration and things to improve on, these ambitious projects expire. But Google Music is far from ambitious. It’s a simple, familiar service with a nice little bit of bait to draw in the crowds. Who doesn’t want to back up their music on a free service, in case they decide they don’t like Apple or Spotify any more? Judging Google products on day one is a bad move whether you praise or criticize. We all know how bad Google is at providing complete products. I don’t know why they even have these events. Your best move, if the backup thing isn’t up your alley, is to revisit the service in six months and compare how far it’s moved with how far the competition has moved.

And hey, it’s free. That’s something, right?

Don’t Be Too Disappointed By Google Music’s Lackluster Debut | TechCrunch

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