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Which company has the most design "taste"?

Survey period: 30 Jul 2012 to 6 Aug 2012

Taste: the human ability to judge what is beautiful, good and proper. We focus on just a select few. Apple's clean lines? Microsoft's new Metro design? Google's creative logos? Who's looking the best these days?

OptionVotes% 
Amazon42022.52
Apple59531.90
Facebook683.65
Google41422.20
Intel412.20
Microsoft32717.53



 
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Collin Jasnoch wrote:
It seemed you were assuming voters only liked google for their response
implementations.

Ah no, I didn't generalize that for everyone voting for Google - it was actually a response on a previous post by fpnzmarksh (which is quite difficult to discover, as the forum format of codeproject is... well... not perfect :P) who described his/her reasons of choosing google.

About the desert town thing, it depends on the case. In my case, moving to g+ will mean actually leaving all my non-IT friends outside.

Windows Live works quite well when aggregating other networks. It has a very clear privacy policy, but it's true their attempts of creating a real in-house social network are half-hearted. In some countries, though, Messenger is still very strong (for example, Greece where I come from is very strong on Messenger, USA on XBOX Live and Germany on Skype). The actual user base of active Messenger users is comparable to that of google+ (check wikipedia) and, judging from my network, they spend a lot more time on it than users of google+ (also check reports on wikipedia that most g+ users only spend a few minutes per month on the service). So the choice of Microsoft integrating windows live messenger is not strange at all - if you add xbox live users to that, this makes a very strong network, second only to facebook.

Google+ is not well integrated mostly because Google has no serious API and they did not want to cooperate with Microsoft on that (see for example the fact that there is no official google maps app for Windows Phone 7). It's one of the arguments Microsoft used to bring Google to the European Commission for anti-competitive behaviour.

Linked in, though IS integrated, just partially. For example you can post messages to LinkedIn and integrate your linkedIn contacts (without hitch) but you cannot see linked in updates of people not having linked their Windows Live to LinkedIn (unless you're using Outlook). So, LinkedIn integration is on par with competitors.

Facebook integration is almost amazing. There's practically one thing that the FB app can do that the integrated hubs cannot (send offline FB messages).

But still we're not talking about what I would describe as "design taste". We're speaking of user experience, which is a different (but correlated) thing.
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GeneralGood look means a lot to me (thus i buy Samsung) Pin
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