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 linuxh8r on Thu 17th May 2007 19:55 UTC
linuxh8r
Member since:
2006-01-09

...this is what happens when you become too rich. No one should ever be allowed to have that much money (ie power).

Right?

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by Spellcheck on Thu 17th May 2007 20:09 in reply to "See..."
Spellcheck Member since:
2007-01-20

Well, the old adage goes the same way with s/money/power/.

However, the "money" version tends to get twisted, digested by a slippery-slope argument, and turned into oppressive and authoritarian economic policy... so I steer away from that.

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by fretinator on Thu 17th May 2007 21:49 in reply to "See..."
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

...this is what happens when you become too rich. No one should ever be allowed to have that much money (ie power).

Right?


Correct, and as a public service I would like to help some of you too-rich people out with your burden. I wouldn't want you to have to carry it alone!

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by Johann Chua on Thu 17th May 2007 23:23 in reply to "See..."
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah, just look at what Warren Buffet did with his money.

Oh, wait.

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