For a product or service to unseat a market leader, it's got to be MUCH better than the status quo.
I disagree. If everyone hates the incumbent then all you need to do is provide a similar alternative so people have a choice. When G+ was released there was a lot of FB hate going around, and Google was still everybody's darling. Had Google created an exact clone of FB then I think it would've had a chance at burying FB, simply because GoogleBook would've had the backing of IT folk, and Business. Instead now everyone hates both FB and Google.
but the whole G+ UX is vastly superior to Facebook's.
WTF? The G+ UX sucks balls which is why no-one uses it. I've never met a single person who ever liked it.
The big problem with G+ is that it was basically Facebook by Google.
I thought the problem was it wasn't Facebooky enough. The original Facebook UI was very intuitive to learn. You sign up, link friends and your friends see your posts and you see theres. Simple. The news feed was linear and simple to understand and with just text or pics was pretty much all most people need to keep up relationships with all levels of friends and acquaintances.
G+ and its circles was fucked by comparison. People you didn't know included you in their circles and got in on your shit, so it was less about friends sharing, and more about groupies or stalkers. If Google had've simply copied Facebook, and made it Facebook without Mark Z, it would've been much more successful.
if two people are equal on the resume but one has more experience who is older, and you pick the younger for "social fit" , thats open and shut lawsuit.
It's more complicated than that, but "social fit" is a valid requirement. ie Communication is an important trait, so getting on with the candidate, no matter their age, is equally as important as skills or experience. If you've got a brain and the right attitude I can teach you the rest. If you're a crotchety old (or young) bastard who knows everything then I'm not interested.
It extends the battery life of your phone because you are not powering it on as often.
At the expense of the battery in your watch. So total battery usage is still up though yeah?
Why they didn't use Linux, BSD, even the Russia or RedFlag version ?
Because their UI is shit? I mean it's 2015, and Linux still hasn't made any headway onto the desktop...
Few big fat inefficient Americans have the space for so many panels to run their house
I looked into solar recently, my house uses about 16-18kwh/day for 4 people. My solar profile will give me an average 6hours/per day of generation over the course of the year, so a 3kw system will satisfy my requirements (3kw x 6 hours/day = 18kwh).
Of course the sun never shines consistently year round so that's where the battery and off-peak replenishment comes in. This will be a revolution for a lot of people who are energy efficient.