Android Market, Books, Music rebranded "Google Play" to compete with Apple's iTunes

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  • Reply 21 of 37
    pendergastpendergast Posts: 1,358member
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    Originally Posted by alcstarheel View Post


    I don't like the name too much. I guess they didn't want to go with Google Market as that would seem more akin to Google Shopping or Google Wallet? I guess Google Play is the best thing you can think of. Adding 'digital' would seem to be kind of clunky (Google Digital Market).



    iTunes has become a name that doesn't really encompass all that it offers. But that was a gradual occurrence. I wonder if they will change it at some point.



    Usually, you re-brand something when it is not doing well. For instance, MobileMe.



    iTunes does not have that problem.
  • Reply 22 of 37
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    as an end consumer, i would not buy anything from them
  • Reply 23 of 37
    sau124sau124 Posts: 18member
    ^^^ +++

    buying anything from google will give them more data for more ads for you and your family. Just waiting for the day when the mailbox is filled with junk from vendors who collect data from Google...
  • Reply 24 of 37
    just_mejust_me Posts: 591member
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    Originally Posted by doyourownthing View Post


    as an end consumer, i would not buy anything from them



    You dont buy anything from google. They sell you. Using an iphone you are using google search. Siri uses google. Your map program uses google. Heck this site uses google for ads.
  • Reply 25 of 37
    just_mejust_me Posts: 591member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sau124 View Post


    ^^^ +++

    buying anything from google will give them more data for more ads for you and your family. Just waiting for the day when the mailbox is filled with junk from vendors who collect data from Google...



    Google does sell the data to other advertising firms. They are the advertising company. Maybe all those Viagra and birth control ads will go away.
  • Reply 26 of 37
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,216member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    Shedding money makes you more aerodynamic.



    Scientifically. Proven. Fact.
  • Reply 27 of 37
    jawportajawporta Posts: 140member
    The best thing about the little guy is they treat you a lot better.



    https://play.google.com/store/search?q=The+RainDoggs
  • Reply 28 of 37
    dancxgdancxg Posts: 36member
    Apple products are supposedly toys, but android has a play store?
  • Reply 29 of 37
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,537member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    Then you can feel good about them getting your personal info instead of worrying about when they will get it.
  • Reply 30 of 37
    stourquestourque Posts: 349member
    Do they have Google cards? Or are they still trying to copy that?
  • Reply 31 of 37
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,537member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jawporta View Post


    The best thing about the little guy is they treat you a lot better.



    https://play.google.com/store/search?q=The+RainDoggs



    I give up.

    Maybe you could give an example of being treated better (I'm assuming you mean Apple/iTunes vs. Google/google play ?
  • Reply 32 of 37
    jlanddjlandd Posts: 868member
    This is necessary for them. I didn't even realize until pretty far into the game that many of the Google offshoots were even Google. Most people who own Android phones probably had no idea of the connection to Google until recently, if even then.
  • Reply 33 of 37
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    ...so, no matter where I go on the interwebz I will be reminded that I once bought something like all the commercials I now see.
  • Reply 34 of 37
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Do they have Google cards? Or are they still trying to copy that?



    Copying gift cards?
  • Reply 35 of 37
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,652member
    Based on past history, I'm surprised they didn't just name it Google iTunes.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


    You dont buy anything from google. They sell you. Using an iphone you are using google search. Siri uses google. Your map program uses google. Heck this site uses google for ads.



    Ads?
  • Reply 36 of 37
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    Originally Posted by nagromme View Post


    I really like that Google is moving towards a Windows Metro look. Very clean.



    Too utilitarian graphics though... bad looking.
  • Reply 37 of 37
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,537member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


    Using an iphone you are using google search.



    Mine uses Yahoo!

    Quote:

    Siri uses google



    In addition to other search engines.
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