Don Muller

Director Joined over 8 years ago

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  • Posted to Pixate has joined Google, in reply to Matias Duarte , Jul 22, 2015

    I think people are concerned about Pixate, as THAT is the tool they love. Google's vague plans for design tools in general is not necessarily any reassurance on the future of Pixate.

    Given past experience, Google has work to do to build trust. Self congratulatory is probably not the best way to do that.

    Pixate as an independent and innovative entity would have been exciting to watch and work with. Pixate as just another Google limb won't go its own way.

    Try as it might, Google will never own design, though they may try to buy the best design products.

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  • Posted to Pixate has joined Google, in reply to Sergie Magdalin , Jul 22, 2015

    The spin on this is making me dizzy. Let's see whether they are interested in the product or just the people behind the product.

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  • Posted to Pixate has joined Google, Jul 22, 2015

    Ah, it was all too good to last. Sorry to hear of Pixate's fate, though, I guess you can't blame the Pixate people for following the money nor Google for taking the opportunity to wrench the heart out of a brilliant startup. It's business.

    Asking Pixate what their future will be is laughable. Unless, like me, you dropped money on licenses in the past few weeks for a product they knew will be free shortly after I paid for it. That isn't funny.

    As a person who bought Snapseed for desktop before Google bought and killed it, I know how this will go. And NO, the Google alternatives are never the same, as they are invariably created to feed the Google machine. There are a number of rumors already about Pixate stalling iOS support. :-(

    Let's look forward to the next Pixate and enjoy the innovation when they carry the torch. There are plenty of new exciting startups filling the space left by those acquired by corporations.

    I do hope the Pixate people like working on the Gmail UI project, it's beginning to show its age ;-)

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