Do no evil

Zach Epstein:

Google is a business first and foremost, and if it wants to eat your lunch, look out.

When a Google service doesn’t mine data well enough or serve enough ads, it is shuttered no matter how much its users rely on it. Google Reader is a recent example, but it is hardly the first and it certainly won’t be the last. In fact, more than one out of three Google services ends up being shut down.

Google is a company, and a public one at that. If a product doesn’t serve the greater good — make money for Google and its shareholders — it need not exist.

Jag tror att Googles hjältegloria är för evigt borta nu.

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