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Old 09-05-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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While we're transfixed by the presidential election, in the world of high tech another duel between two well-funded, take-no-quarter candidates has just emerged … and in the long run the impact on our daily lives may be nearly as great -- and perhaps even sinister.

ABC News: Is Google Turning Into Big Brother?
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Is Google Turning Into Big Brother?
They've been there for a while. People are still talking about Microsoft's plans for world domination, when they should really be looking at Google. They already own the search market, they have a stranglehold on Internet advertising... Now they've joined the browser wars - and ask yourself why they were so interested in having portions of the frequency spectrum that was just auctioned off being open to unlicensed use. What would an Internet company need with the public airwaves?

Things that make you go "hmmm....."
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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They've been there for a while. People are still talking about Microsoft's plans for world domination, when they should really be looking at Google. They already own the search market, they have a stranglehold on Internet advertising... Now they've joined the browser wars

They have been in support of Firefox for years; this is not news. Chrome has a different purpose, which likely is getting Google apps onto the desktop.

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and ask yourself why they were so interested in having portions of the frequency spectrum that was just auctioned off being open to unlicensed use. What would an Internet company need with the public airwaves?
Let me repeat a word...

Unlicensed.

Google was willing to buy it and make it freely available to everyone.

What are you two prattling on about? Google has been a "do no evil" company since its start, and I don't see that changing.
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