Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Google wants to act more grown-up

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Google wants to act more grown-up: "Executives declined to discuss how they're increasingly in head-on competition with Microsoft in the search-, advertising- and online-services businesses.
But Brin acknowledged Google is concerned it could suffer the fate of Netscape, which saw its commanding lead in Web browsers dissipate after Microsoft moved in.
'We certainly see the history with that particular company -- being a convicted monopoly and not necessarily playing fair in other situations -- Netscape and whatnot -- so we want to focus early on and make sure we at least are looking at the situations where power can be abused,' he said."

Let's see -- global market share 60% and rising; when does Google qualify as a monopoly?...
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