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    Will Google die? If so do you think it'll be soon? I'm worried because a lot of my data is backed up with Google plus my purchases with with Google. So what will happen when Google dies? Will there be ways to import our data? Will the new company that beats android be better? please tell me what you think. Thanks

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    Maybe in 50 years when they lose the war in the revolution of man against machines. I wouldn't worry about your pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    Will Google die? If so do you think it'll be soon? I'm worried because a lot of my data is backed up with Google plus my purchases with with Google. So what will happen when Google dies? Will there be ways to import our data? Will the new company that beats android be better? please tell me what you think. Thanks

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    I don't think Google will die so soon. If you worried about storing data in the cloud, that should be a concern with any cloud service. When will Google die? It's pretty hard to see it since they are deeply embedded with a lot of stuff we use almost daily (or at least I do). I don't think you should worry about Google dying. "Beating android" is a little bit vague. I think functionality wise Android is hard to beat, but there is plenty of room for companies to enter the OS arena.
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    I don't think we'll see Google "die" anytime soon. Their cloud service is different as they could kill support for it at any given time, but I wouldn't worry about it actually happening. You should still backup your data in places other than the cloud. A computer or flash drive would be ideal

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    I don't think we'll see Google "die" anytime soon. Their cloud service is different as they could kill support for it at any given time, but I wouldn't worry about it actually happening. You should still backup your data in places other than the cloud. A computer or flash drive would be ideal

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    Even if Google will "die", it's not gonna happen overnight. People will have years of signs to migrate to something else
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    Quote Originally Posted by tr-1 View Post
    Even if Google will "die", it's not gonna happen overnight. People will have years of signs to migrate to something else
    I sure hope so

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    Nothing last forever

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    Everything dies eventually, but it won't be soon. History has shown though that Google does pull services from time to time if they're not popular/successful enough. In with the others: don't worry about it. If and when the time comes, enough people will be in the same boat as you that someone will come up with an easy solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    Everything dies eventually, but it won't be soon. History has shown though that Google does pull services from time to time if they're not popular/successful enough. In with the others: don't worry about it. If and when the time comes, enough people will be in the same boat as you that someone will come up with an easy solution.
    That's going to be weird
    "Remember when Google was still around?" or "who still uses Google for web searches?"

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    You will die before Google will.

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    Probably google will still be around when you're a grandpa.

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    I think the data they stored are too valuable for governments that even if they cease to exist, the information will still remain and utilized, so they will still exist in some form.

    All hail the corporate overlords.
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    Google main source of revenue is Search combination with ads! That is their bread and butter. As long as search is being used Google gets its traffic and Ads revenue.. Google extended services are there so it can expand its search and ads.. Making it more capable of collecting data and feeds Ads! There's no way that Google will die but only evolve into a bigger entity and there cash cow to support their system is Search anx Ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    Will Google die? If so do you think it'll be soon? I'm worried because a lot of my data is backed up with Google plus my purchases with with Google. So what will happen when Google dies? Will there be ways to import our data? Will the new company that beats android be better? please tell me what you think. Thanks
    Not anytime soon if at all. Google seems to be making a lot of good decisions. There is no company on the horizon that will beat them...Apple has not been able to do it despite starting with a massive lead and despite the fact that they are swimming in cash. And if Apple can't do it, it is doubtful anyone else will.

    Import/Export is always easy with Google services in general, because they are an open platform. So I would not be too worried about orphaned music or files. That being said, you should never rely entirely on an online service. You should be keeping your own back-ups of whatever you buy in non-DRM format (ePUB for books, MP3 for music).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahawkua View Post
    I sure hope so
    Google does not make their money off Android or phones. Those are just a means to an end for them. First and foremost they are an advertising company. So they make money off of all platforms, even Apple.

    There is nothing on the horizon that does what Google can do as well or better than they can. so they are not going anywhere. MIT recently placed them at #3 on their top tech companies of 2014 list. Apple and Microsoft did not even make the list. Google is ahead of every single phone or OS maker on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlo Villa View Post
    You will die before Google will.

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    The weird thing is that I agree with this
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    I don't think so.

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    I don't think so.

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    Google will keep growing and growing until eventually it becomes so huge it will explode in to a Supernova.

    Then it will collapse in to itself forming a Black Hole, sucking all of your precious data with it never to be seen again....
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    With the various products that Google creates to keep the business running, it will not happen soon. But any important document should be backup on at least two different locations
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    You steve jobs bro?
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    By the time Google fades away, you'd would have put your files somewhere else. Or buried six feet deep. Google Drive is pretty popular, and when Google does retire services, they give you time to get your stuff out of there.

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    Yes sooner or later Google will die someday.
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    Yep, it'll outlive me at least. Short of the enactment of extremely strict privacy/personal data laws or regulations, they'll chug along. Companies will always be looking for a way to show off their wares to potential customers. To those looking to sell something, Google is history's most effective concierge.....Google has pretty much perfected that particular service and as long as they can provide that to companies, small or large, they'll prosper.
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    It's unfounded, if one day comes, your data will storage another media.
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