xcoder - 10:08 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: xcoder at 10:22 pm (utc) on Oct 5, 2012]
We people in the business should be driving the move to get people to move away from any search engine that is not providing the best search results as opposed to those that are the most profitable.
This would be true in a normal world. But we are dealing with a major monopolistic corporation here. They've absolutely cornered the market via their numerous software and hardware products while flagrantly breaking dozens of copyrights and privacy laws in many countries. They are now in a position to dictate just about anything to anyone... We "webmaster" really stand no chance without proper government intervention and will have to continue putting up with this crap until such time.
They've crucified Microsoft for much much less... lets just hope Google gets no discounts...
[edited by: xcoder at 10:22 pm (utc) on Oct 5, 2012]