Why would anyone not use the free apps from a company with a cute name and a colorful logo? Dave:
I checked a friend’s iPhone this morning to help get my point across. The iPhone was packed with Google apps– Gmail, Tasks, Calendar, YouTube, Waze, Maps, Chrome, Assistant, Voice, Slides, Sheets, Docs, Drive, Street View, Google Earth, Translate, News, Google, Google Home, YouTube Music, YouTube TV, Google Trips, Google Keep, and one I didn’t know about, Google Fit.
What’s not to like? Hey, wait a minute. Free? What’s the business model of free? Somebody must pay something to keep the lights on, right?
Users pay with privacy; information gathered from them to help advertisers persuade and manipulate the same users.