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Finally, could Google’s chickens be coming home to roost?

Medium: “Google is telling anybody who will listen that the APIs and functionalities built into its Google Cloud platform will remain stable over time and will not fall victim to arbitrary decisions by the company, a fiction designed to avoid discussion of the company’s longstanding disregard for its users, which has led it, over the years, to ruthlessly eliminate countless services that had large user bases. Google’s infamous Spring Cleanings have long spread alarm among users, who feared seeing a product they had often invested time and effort disappear with little explanation. Over the years, Google has accumulated more than two hundred deleted products, carefully buried in the Google Graveyard, and the body count grows. What happened to the people who used those products? They went looking for alternatives provided by other companies…”

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