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That is fallacious. You're assuming they weren't going to start those other products anyway.

Google said "fewer products". Doesn't matter whether or not they were going to start those products anyway, what they're saying is incorrect.

Nothing fallacious about it.

The argument is they did it to "focus better".

You can not do something with the pretext of better focus and then do several other things that break that focus -- whether you were planning to do them anyway is irrelevant.

To put it in some (arbitrary but isomorphic to the argument) numbers, increasing your focus by 5 points and decreasing it by 20 still leaves you with a decrease of 15. Yes, it's better than decreasing it by 25, but that's not the point -- it's a minor pedantic correction. A decrease of 15 is hardly "focusing".

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