Linked by Mohit Ranka on Thu 17th May 2007 15:07 UTC
Google A recent Google acquisition of DoubleClick for a whopping USD 3.1 billion has turned many heads. The recent past certainly does not fit into Google's traditional non-aggressive attitude towards acquisitions for monopoly in the market. DoubleClick Inc., a spearhead in ad-serving, is only one of many companies acquired by Google. A comprehensive list can be seen here. Beside Google's acquisitions, this article will also explore some changes in Google's philosophy and potential threats to web community.
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'Evil'
by Almafeta on Thu 17th May 2007 15:57 UTC
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

I don't know if buying a company is evil.

If we're going to criticize them, we should criticize them for actual bad things they have done, such as the ubiquitous Google Toolbar that scans your computer without informing you what it's taken. I like Google's web-based stuff, but I'll never use any of their downloadable software.

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