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 Kroc on Thu 17th May 2007 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: too late"
Kroc
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That is simply Chinese law - Google didn't fold to government pressure, they folded to their own pressure not to be left out in the fastest growing economy in the world. Imagine millions of people growing up only on Yahoo? They'd have little inclination later in life to use Google services.

And even then, Google's china page stated when searches were being restricted, to aid the user. So they didn't do too bad, given the laws they had to abide by.

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