Do you hate Google? Because Brian S. Hall does. He wrote a rather lengthy blog post detailing how Google is a bunch of…well you get the point.
First here’s the background story. Google complained publicly on its blog about losing the Nortel patent purchasing battle against Apple and a group of other major companies including Microsoft. Microsoft responded claiming that they offered to join with Google but they declined. Google responded saying that in doing that it would have defeated the purpose seeing as they needed the patents for protection against Microsoft and not for licensing with them (defeating the purpose of Android being free). That’s just the bare minimum of the whole story.
Brian S. Hall though is saying that its unbelievable how Google could be whining about others being anti-competitive when they use their search monopoly to be as anti-competitive as possible.
Here’s his reasons of why he hates Google:
- Yelp gets popular? Copy their info, shove Yelp to the bottom of the page and put Google Places and reviews at the top.
- Groupon won’t sell? Spend billions from other businesses to destroy them.
- Twitter and Facebook innovate on search? Take their content, whine when they try and stop you then spend billions to prevent their growth and hopefully destroy them.
- Apple working on a touchscreen smartphone? Spend billions from another business and copy everything you can, down to swipes and apps.
- Need a smartphone operating system with Java. Take Java and use it for your own ends.
- Need a location mapping technology and Skyhook won’t sell? Spend billions from your monopoly profits and strongarm your partners and drive Skyhook out of business.
- Buy up the big travel search sites.
- Claim you are open source but share nothing related to what your business claims to be about — search, and nothing related to how you make your money — advertising
- Claim you are open and standards based but control who gets access to your smartphone operating system
- Like all rich monopolists, they spend millions hiring high priced lobbyists and public relations teams inside the Beltway — for their direct benefit
It’s a rather lengthy and entertaining post but be warned that there is some foul language (if your not into that).
(via Brian S. Hall)