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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by Flynn Targart on Thu 17th May 2007 17:00 UTC
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By deanlinkous (1.68) on 2007-05-17 15:42:19 UTC
Don't be evil? isn't it a bit too late for that? They already crossed the line in my book.

What book is that exactly?

I was going to post an lengthy reply full of insightful arguments and supportive links, but The Traper and Fretnator already did that - so I'm just going to yell.

The majority of Google's critics are major media outlets who need stories, and overly reactionary twats like this kid. Making a few hard choices, and being FORCED to follow the laws of countries like China hardly makes them an evil empire. We're really making mountains out of mole hills here. Google isn't the RIAA/MPAA - they aren't suing underprivlaged girls living in the projects. They aren't Microsoft buying out and then closing down the compitition. They don't push people around with smug superiority like Apple (and before anyone starts I have an iMac and I love it). Hell, there are Linux based companies with worse track records. And as far as the Google vs. China thing goes - does anyone remember the Adopt a Blog project? It's not like there isn't a way around China's censorship, it just requires people go out and find answers on their own, instead of sitting around waiting for someone to bring them the answer (and usually bitching when it isn't what they wanted).

Sorry for the angry tone here, it wasn't my intent to be this abrupt. But things like this drive me nuts. Of all the unscrupulous companies we could be looking at, our author decides to take Fox-News-Attention-Getter pot shots at Google. It's just sad.

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