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Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 4:51 am

Google: A Monopoly?

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The world’s leading search engine breaks through boundaries and continues to expand, diminishing many smaller companies in its path. Google have already acquired many small companies; Among the list:

  • Blogger
  • Deja News (for Google Groups)
  • Picasa (Photo organiser)
  • Applied Semantics (for AdSense/AdWords)

Slashdot have just unveiled the fact that Google Maps now cover the entire world . There has been no formal announcement from Google, yet. Google Maps must already be gnawing at the share of giants like MapQuest, MapBlast or even more localised mapping sites like Streetmap in the UK. Google’s equivalent is simply by far better in terms of technology and hence its usability.

Only yesterday, the Wall Street Journal revealed that Google might put PayPal and eBay under threat by introducing Google Wallet.

Many of us are fond of Google, but it is worrying how much power they can gain so rapidly.

One Response to “Google: A Monopoly?”

  1. Webmaster-Verzeichnis Blog Says:

    Google mit ePayment
    Laut den Wall Street Journal Bericht möchte Google anscheinend ins Online Payment Geschäft einsteigen. Wenn der Bericht stimmt, könnte Google eine gefährliche Konkurrenz für das weltweit größte Auktionshaus eBay sein, denn wie viele wissen, gehÅ

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