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 is the number one job of any...
by gfolkert on Tue 9th Aug 2011 01:15 UTC in reply to "what struggle?"
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For profit Company or Corporation?

*MAKE MONEY* period.

Everything they do whether or not graciously, is to MAKE MONEY.

People inside companies forget Job #1. This leads to waste, loss of focus and "doing it wrong" problems.

People outside companies forget that Job #1 is indeed Job #1. This leads to them becoming willing partners in the Benevolent Overlord syndrome we see all the time. When the company screws them... they are *SHOCKED*. So, trusting Google no further than you can throw it, is a good thing. There will be a day, someday, when Google fires up the long dormant Queen Lawyer and starts pumping out Lawyer eggs to wreak havoc.

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