Thursday, October 29, 2009

Is Google Evil?

Hot on the heels of one giant crushing the ambitions of smaller companies (Amazon’s MySQL solution) comes another – Google’s destruction of the sat-nav market with their latest announcement (“Free Google sat-nav shakes market “).

Enthusiastic free-marketeers would probably say that the addition of Google into the market will spur Garmin and TomTom to greater innovation and ultimately a better deal for the consumer, but it can’t be pleasant having the rug pulled from under you like that.

At least in the good ol’ days they had the decency to buy your company first and then destroy integrate it.

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