Linked by snydeq on Mon 8th Aug 2011 22:14 UTC
Google InfoWorld's Neil McAllister questions whether slowing product development, legal woes, and rising bureaucracy will signal trying times ahead for Google. "With Google's rapid growth have come new challenges. It faces intense competition in all of its major markets, even as it enters new ones. Its newer initiatives have often struggled to reach profitability. It must answer multiple ongoing legal challenges, to say nothing of antitrust probes in the United States and Europe. Privacy advocates accuse it of running roughshod over individual rights. As a result, it's becoming more cautious and risk-averse. But worst of all, as it grows ever larger and more cumbersome, it may be losing its appeal to the highly educated, impassioned workers that power its internal knowledge economy." Note from Thom: Are Apple's Microsoft's Google's days behind it? I don't think you can call yourself a technology giant without a '[...] is dying'-article.
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what struggle?
by TechGeek on Tue 9th Aug 2011 01:04 UTC
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I don't see Google struggling to compete. Apple and Microsoft are struggling to compete. That's why the broke out the patent bum rush technique. If Google wasn't out innovating Apple and Microsoft, they wouldn't be spending over $5B on patents to keep them away from Google. After all, Google has never used a patent aggressively against anyone, so there would be little danger in letting Google have them.

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