MrSavage - 10:49 pm on Sep 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
After watching 75% of the Schmidt hearing, I can say these senators are essentially out of their league in a lot of ways.
Brought up was the nice way Google was getting business into website with these free and easy services to get up and running. Take it one step further, is that noble, or is it self interest in that these business websites will amount to nothing without paying for ads? So in essence sure it's a nice thing for Google to do, but the more business they help get online, the more prospects for Adwords. They aren't the angels, they are a corporation.
I think the real question should be whether as a corporation, Google exists to make money. The core of Google is to make the world a better place first and foremost?
I think having Schmidt is rather misguided. He was then, Page is now. The assault on organic search started with that new CEO.
Is Cutts part of the hearings? He should be. The reason? The algo is what influences everything. Asking a CEO about an algo?
The bottom line to everything is what drives Google. Is it for the betterment of the world. Better, faster searches? Or is it to make money. It's one or the other. That should ultimately be understood. Android to Google? Not for the betterment of the world but as a way of expanding the reach of their advertising empire.
Google is what they are and they can't run from it. They are a corporation and those don't have morals. They make money and like Arnie in Terminator, they just keep going after their goal. Always pushing in that direction. It's a spade and that's fine. But to think that it's for the betterment of the world? That's a crock. With respect I say that. You can't yell at a kid for being young right? They just are young and that's what they are. Google is a corporation. The image that is trying to be maintained it that profits run second to the betterment of the world.