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Google: The New Microsoft?

I've pointed out many times -- some may say too many times -- that Google has too much power. It knows too much about us (and this is only getting worse), has too much control over Web advertising (which it somehow achieves without creating any of its own content) and now it wants to completely corner the market on Web ads with a proposed deal with Yahoo.

I felt a bit like a voice in the wilderness. Now Bill Snyder of InfoWorld (where I worked back when it still had a magazine) has joined me in the boondocks with a column asking whether we want a monopoly on the Web, and warning that "Google is becoming Microsoft's evil twin."

Am I too tough on Google, or do you also fear a Google monopoly? Comments welcome at And while you're at it, what's your favorite defunct magazine? InfoWorld, Byte, Network Computing, PC/Computing, AmigaWorld? Send your thoughts to

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/21/2008 at 1:15 PM


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