6/24/2007

Under the radar

Google's dominance in this e-world has become insurmountable, so much so that mergers and acquisitions that weren't dreamt about earlier are being talked about now..and all this to put up a semblance of resistance against the big giant.
Rumours about a possible Yahoo takeover by Microsoft, Yahoo offering about 30% of its stock to take up Myspace (totally illogical!) and now stronger rumours about Yahoo and eBay merging (this merger makes a lot of sense with all the "synergies" they can bring in together) have all been going around. All this to stop Google from occupying our minds, our hearts, our breath and maybe even our death :)..Imagine Google keeping details about you, various stages in your life, your death, your grave and playing it in a video? Possible?

Coming to which reminds me of the dinosaur...there was no living being capable of challenging it in a fight..What finally undid it was it's sheer size. Size does matter!
Google's big size has given it visibility and many others anxious goosebumps. Our friendly neighbourhood search engine now seems more like a monster chewing on all our private data now. There are so many privacy allegations against it now that I have lost count. Issues with Belgian authors, problems with Gmail, current Street view privacy encroachments and a European embargo against not retaining data for more than 18 months are a few I can think of..oops, i forgot YouTube!...Was all this not there b4, I feel it was...what's bringing it out now is the fear that if we let Google grow, it might become that 'evil' uncontrollable monster. Privacy is undoubtedly an issue of concern, but it is being blown out of proportion with respect to Google. All this because of it's growing size? Will Google's growth be it's worst enemy?

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