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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'Evil'
by Almafeta on Thu 17th May 2007 15:57 UTC
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

I don't know if buying a company is evil.

If we're going to criticize them, we should criticize them for actual bad things they have done, such as the ubiquitous Google Toolbar that scans your computer without informing you what it's taken. I like Google's web-based stuff, but I'll never use any of their downloadable software.

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RE: 'Evil'
by archiesteel on Thu 17th May 2007 18:58 in reply to "'Evil'"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

It's your loss...Google Earth, Picasa and SketchUp are *amazing* applications.

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RE[2]: 'Evil'
by Moochman on Sun 20th May 2007 09:06 in reply to "RE: 'Evil'"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Sure Picasa is nice, but it basically locks you into using the Picasa photo hosting service. Meanwhile I may not have a snazzy app, but I'm much happier with my free, infinite storage on Yahoo Photos, thank you very much.

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RE: 'Evil'
by WorknMan on Thu 17th May 2007 20:41 in reply to "'Evil'"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I don't know if buying a company is evil.

Well, not just any company, but Doubleclick:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/19/AR2...

If you don't want your business to be associated with anything evil, then buying Doubleclick probably wasn't the smartest thing to do.

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