This is why I largely don't excited at all any more about announcements from Google, Microsoft and similar Big Tech about #MeToo products they announce as they generally seem to lose all interest after just a few short years. Google did it with Reader, Microsoft has done it numerous times with various messengers, and now they're trying it with Teams to know out Slack.
Have you ever noticed that the most innovation and dedication comes from CEO's who were the founders of a particular product or service? Their very survival depends on that one product, and it is generally a very good product to have got where it gets to, until it's bought out or a Big Tech comes along and tries to just smother them.
As I've pointed out in previous posts we need more interoperability so that diverse products can work together better and all flourish. You choose what you want to use or not, based on its merits. It reminds very much of some ERP solutions where a company like Oracle just sticks some stuff together, none of which are great products, but you've got an all-in-one, and you cannot swap any of it out for anything else.
See Google is shutting down its in-house Stadia game studio
#technology #interoperability #bigtech #stadia
Google on Monday confirmed plans to shut down stadia’s internal game development division less than two years after launch.