“Do no evil”…wha-wha-what?!
Posted by direwolff on August 9, 2005
Having met Eric Schmidt on a few occasions, I've always thought of him as a smart, respectable and honest guy, with a high level of integrity. Well, either he or the kids on his block have decided that that behavior can no longer be tolerated, time to start acting like all big companies, like a bully. With their current market cap they've earned it, right?
So much for Google's well repeated and espoused line ("Do no evil") that even made it into their S1 filing when they went public. This latest incident with them banning CNET content has got to be the most ludicrous display of a company's childish behavior that I have seen in a long time. What's worse is that they have raised every fear that people have had about them doing things to control the content in their search engine. They can no longer claim that they're just a search engine run w/spiders and algorythms. It's now become a serious issue, the fact that they also will physically tamper with content and willfully exclude a provider of non-offensive content. This little fiasco they have created for themselves may yet have much larger repercussions than they may have intended or realize…oops, looks like they may now ban me too…doh!
Read more about this… Google says Cnet went too far in googling