StoutFiles - 2:55 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
My understanding of how Google works from what Matt has said is that once someone has proven themselves they are free to do whatever they want more or less. Anyways they tend to do whatever they want as a "beta" and if there are too many complaints as a result or it flops they stop and say well that was only a beta.
Interesting, especially when you consider almost all of Google's engineers have their own side businesses/hobbies. Are you suggesting they could do something like influence search results in their favor?