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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Not2Sure
Member since:
2009-12-07

Fun read, even though some inaccuracies taint the picture (Google does not own the PageRank patent, they license it from Stanford). Shows pretty well why no one in their right mind would want a single company to control a large part of the tech world. Neither Google, nor Apple, nor Microsoft.


They did go through about six years of wrangling and legal expense to support their patent filing back in 2004 and now own the patent on Map-Reduce: http://1.usa.gov/59qfp9

That probably would have been a better example.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Indeed, that would be a much better example.

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