TechCrunch continued its coverage of the online data space with a post on GDrive today by Mark Hendrikson.
It’s a curious posting. Like a lot of people, it seems as though Mark is tapping into the idea that people are just waiting for Google to launch something here and assuming it will be the best in class. We obviously take issue with that idea, but for a variety of reasons. If Google were launching a new advertising platform, we would think it is pretty reasonable to assume it would be great. But this is a service that is far from their core competency and has little relationship to their primary business – delivering and monetizing search results.
We’re most interested in how AppEngine develops. It has enormous potential, but at present is dramatically inferior to the much more developed and robust Amazon Web Services offerings.
We will stay tuned…