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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Muddy
by fretinator on Thu 17th May 2007 16:01 UTC
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Fairly muddy read. Most of the historical data was hard to sort out - was Google evil for putting books online for search? Much of the historical data presented made Goodle seem heroic, standing up against those who want to repress information - like the books example and the Youtube example.

The only real "evil" presented was the Double-click purchase, which remains to be seen what Google will do. Perhaps they will be "good" for Double-click.

The only point of the article really seems to be that "All you data are belong to Google". Therefore, the only real evil presented is that someday Google "might" do something evil with it. This is true of AOL, your ISP, your Bank, your Pastor, etc, etc.

Whatever.

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