Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jan 2012 22:45 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google It really hasn't been Google's week. First the entire internet exploded because of some uninteresting nonsense regarding social networking (really internet?), but today something happened that's actually a bad thing and worth talking about: in Kenya, Google has been caught accessing the databases of a competing business, and offering Google's own product to the people in the database. Google has already apologised, and is currently investigating the matter.
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RE[3]: monopoly abuse
by Tony Swash on Sat 14th Jan 2012 00:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: monopoly abuse"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

It's such non-news that when you mentioned it, I didn't know what you were talking about, even though I read all about it a couple of days ago when it was the big story.

I agree with you. I think that Google would be happy to index all of Twitter and Facebook, but it makes strategic sense for Twitter and Facebook to exert more control over their ecosystems, and that's fine. But then you don't get to complain about Google favoring its own social network.


I think it is a mistake to be sanguine about this.

Here is some interesting analysis

http://marketingland.com/schmidt-google-not-favored-happy-to-talk-t...

http://www.benedelman.org/news/011212-1.html

http://parislemon.com/post/15664060982/misdirection-doublespeak-non...

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