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The beast file: Google

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Macro, 11 Mar 2010.

  1. Macro


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    Grab a tea or coffee (or beer) and have a look at this Australian view of Google (ironically on YouTube :) ). A little loose with the facts in places but interesting non the less.


    Risking a flame war of epic proportions, thoughts? Is Google developing a pattern of behaviour that whilst not a huge problem now could become the "Microsoft of the 90s" in the next decade?
    Last edited: 11 Mar 2010
  2. PatZ1989

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    Wow, see this thread getting bitchy pretty quick
  3. Stumble Bum


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    I Love Google!
  4. DreXeL

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  5. 4p


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  6. deuse


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    Google Threatens To Kill Users :eek:

    I love watching that :D
  7. Anominity


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    I love google too, but it would be naiive to think that corruption is not already spreading in their midst, somewhere.
  8. Earth[Tera].bin

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    While I'm sure their business practices are not 100% squeaky clean they're probably a lot more transparent than the majority of other companies.
    I agree that they are becoming all omnipresent though, which will upset some folks so it's only natural they're going to get some flak.

    Nice to see they leave the video on youtube though, if Apple owned Youtube and this was all about them it would be pulled in an instant.
  9. platypus


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    The problem with Google is they're doing exactly what Microsoft did. And yet Google are befriended by everyone whilst Microsoft got hounded for being evil.
  10. Dmack

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    Animation was great
  11. Maccy


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    Possibly because Google have offered all of these free services to lure us in!
  12. platypus


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    Well yes, quite. At least Microsoft didn't pretend anything else.
  13. molemole0


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  14. GreatAuk

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    yeah, I loved it! But I still love google! it's so awesome!
  15. platypus


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    Except that Google are getting away with it. If the EU doesn't bring court action against them for having a monopoly it will be criminal. They've raped Microsoft and Intel thus far, I just hope they have the balls to take G™ on.

    Google worry me far more then Microsoft ever did.
  16. TheCrow

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    More likely to sign a contract with them for information so they can maximise our taxes.
  17. Aod


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    but they're not guilty of antitrust violations like MS were because they're not bundling software along with every PC like MS, their services are on the web. users much browse to those services of their own volition and choose to use them.
  18. Andelusion


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    I for one welcome our new Google overlords!

    (Only if they're watching....)

    No really though. That was quite a compelling video. I certainly don't like the idea of there being one mighty company in-charge of many, many things. There needs to be healthy competition in the business world to push companies to better themselves instead of taking liberties with our rights and privacy.
  19. Mahnsikir

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    Google is Darth Vader?! Awesome, can't wait to meet that white guy with a black mans voice who got a bit to much of a tan while on holiday with his mentor, had some angsty and whiny teenage years, fell a bit too crazily in love with Natalie Portman, but hey who didnt and underneath it all is just a pretty nice guy who wants to have a good working relationship with his son.
  20. leaskovski


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    Good infomertial (spelling?) It was like watching beyond 2000 all over again!