I Guess I'm not the Only One
Google is making too many enemies at once. John Gruber of Daring Fireball, riffing off of an MG Siegler post on the Serach+ announcement:I guess I’m not the only one who thinks
It also occurs to me that there’s no company in tech with as many enemies as Google. Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter — Google has taken the fight to all of them. In this sense they’re like Microsoft 15 years ago.This just doesn’t seem smart. I like Google, and I like the services I use from Google. But they’re running the risk of alienating people who otherwise would like them – a lot. Not to mention, they’re creating competitive risks where there might not have been any before. I sense there will be a lot of damage as things settle out, but I expect Google will continue to reap huge profits from Search, regardless.