Simply put, Google knows history. Google came marching from Stanford armed with the PageRank algorithm to conquer the search engines of the late 1990s. And after it won, it made sure to become powerful enough that no young upstarts would do to it what it did to Yahoo, AltaVista, HotBot and Ask Jeeves.Wikia Death Proves Google Is Search-Startup Killer | Epicenter from Wired.com
Google, which the feds sometimes suspect has grown into a monopoly, says search is very competitive and that its users will head to Yahoo at the first sign of trouble. It also points to its experiments to show that the company remains innovative and has no lock on users.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wikia Death Proves Google Is Search-Startup Killer | Epicenter from Wired.com
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