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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Google-Turning Evil? Is the end near?
by dustyP on Sun 20th May 2007 10:53 UTC
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I really enjoyed reading this article. Thank you. I would bet this idea of google morphing into an 'evil empire' ala microsoft will gain momentum in the years to come.
Lets face it though, since the internet started up in the early 90s it was a mess... and continued to be a mess until google.
gmail, google news and least of all google searches have transformed the web into a somewhat manageable place for people of ALL languages. how many of these alternative services people mention in their posts support so many languages.
Face it google is here to stay, and given how powerful they will become... we should be afraid. But this may be the price we pay for having an organised world wide web.

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