Thursday, May 12, 2005

Google pulls web accelerator / McGoogle?

After a flurry of complaints about Google's web accelerator, it was officially moved back to pre-beta status. A good post from a VC about how Google is too big, like a McDonalds or a Starbucks. While IMO Google's web accelerator was pulled because it broke many websites (see controvery about GET vs POST). It does illustrate that Google doesn't have much of a release process for its "beta" products. It seems to me, anything that a Google engineer has thrown together can be put onto web, without a long chain of approvals. Having worked at a big bay area software company, I can understand why Google doesn't want to involve multiple levels of management with every new feature. Unfortunately, Google will have to grow up and act more responsibily post-IPO. So, let Joe around the corner experiment with the next great web-service and Larry and Sergey can just whip out their checkbooks if they have a problem with it.


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