Has Google Become More "Evil" Than Microsoft


A little-known part of the Google deal to buy part of AOL for $1 billion is a shocker: Google agreed to a link scheme that Microsoft called unethical, but that Google was only too happy to accede to, according to the New York Times. What's going on here? Isn't Microsoft supposed to be the bad guys, while Google is the "do-no-evil" company?

Well, the "do-no-evil" days are long past. The AOL deal made that clear.

The New York Times reported that Google will give AOL preferred placement for AOL's videos in Google's video search in Google's new Google Video search site. In addition, Google will include links to AOL videos on the Google Video home page --- and won't label any of those links advertising, or call the preferred listings advertising, even though they clearly are ads. Networking Pipeline | Blog

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 19th December 2005 9:06PM