Why can't Google stick to stuff?

They have to know it's a well known meme by now. Why not just stick to stuff to fight off that reputation?

https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/2/24118873/google-podcasts-shutdown-graveyard

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >that reputation?
    Oh no, some rando at... The Verge? Doesnt like their business practices, they're drying their tears with Benjamins dog

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Google would be the biggest company in the world if they polished their products

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        sadly at google polishing an old product doesn't get you a raise, launching new shit does.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty much all large American "tech" companies are zombies.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Okay and? Why would Pajeet Sundarajaraman and his MBA cabal give even one solitary frick about existing products? They only exist to serve investors, who only want the NEXT BIG THING and get upset if they catch you spending time on something other than >muh AI.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Still werks for me in the eu. Any news if they're gonna kill it here too?

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    YouTube Music is probably next for normie visible app space.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh well, pocketcasts is better

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Podcasts are just tacked on top of the RSS protocol. There are millions of different apps that can serve the same function. Won't be missed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. What's with all these podcast companies? There are already more podcasts than people all over YouTube, why would I bother with some shitty podcasting app or site that has worse infrastructure? Is it all venture capital gone wrong? I know a bunch of podcasters got scammed not that long ago.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Google Podcasts was the last straw!
    This dude's in his mid-late 30 and he is only just now sick of Google's bullshit?
    I realized Google was a total shitshow when they added Spotify song support to the clock app before they added Google Music support to it... When they then killed, of course.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Google Reader
      >Google Plus
      >Google Stadia
      >Google Domains
      this is fine, small scrappy startup company, please don’t cyberbully
      >yet another podcast app
      THIS IS THE LAST STRAW

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    their phones are finally good enough to break into the mainstream, they'd have to be moronic to do anything but pump resources into the pixel team

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they have like 2% market share.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >pixel phones
      >tensor samshit crap
      >no usb otg support
      >no displayport over usb-c
      >must use their shit streaming ecosystem
      >muh stock android

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >no usb otg support
        Always has.
        >no displayport over usb-c
        Pixel 8 has it.
        >must use their shit streaming ecosystem
        Huh?
        >muh stock android
        GrapheneOS is amazing and 100% de-Googled, and without the buggy beta shit Lineage always turns into.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >their phones are finally good enough to break into the mainstream, they'd have to be moronic to do anything but pump resources into the pixel team
      Pissed my 7a doesnt have displayport alt at a hardware level but the 8 and 8 pro do
      Fricking bullshit

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    meme arrow no archive link
    kys

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    share holders

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Their business is launching new product, not maintain existing ones. (except few spyware like Ads and YouTube)
    Don't ever trust google

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Damn. Can't wait till Huawei puts them in their place.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Virgin Google Podcaster vs the Chad Huawei Poodcooster

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just curl the rss feed and pipe it through xmlstarlet in cron.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Still works on my machine

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      gay

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Surprised they didn't just give it a dark theme and call it "Youtube Podcasts"

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Google killing thing
    >Silicon Valley company killing a project which didn't grow 400% first month and 10 000% by first year
    >Somehow surprising

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I never got into podcasts
    what's the appeal of listening to people for hours
    is it a parasocial thing?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >is it a parasocial thing?
      Yes. But at the end of the day it's just a conversation, it can be interesting or incredibly boring depending on who's involved. Either way it's a massive timesink, but it's the sort of thing you put on in the background while doing something else, ideally outdoors.

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