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Internet takeovers like Google/AOL... are they a good thing?
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Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:55 pm Reply and quote this post
Google and AOL, (for instance) take over alot of other sites, as does Yahoo and the other Internet Superpowers... will this lead to more or less competition.. leading to better quality on the internet, (after all it is just business), or are these powers too stong and wil the internet get less varied?... just like with when was taken over by AOL Games, it becamse more like AOL Games and less unique... and when eBay bought PayPal it was tied in to eBay and came with it increased fees; but nobody really competes, except a few others who are trying to get up there like MoneyBookers; which are hardly comparable!...
Or will, much like Google, these internet superpowers cause the web to become less varied, more (even more!) commercialised (as companies have to compete), and support sbecome almost negligible, like with Google and Yahoo and then the company is so big they dont care about individual cpompanies.... but yeah, how could YouTube decline $1.5bn?

It is the result of the .com boom in the 90s, where AOL, Yahoo etc got off their feet... It will be hard to get anywhere big without them stepping infront of you now... it really is just a battel between themselves, as Internet Supoerpowers...

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Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:32 pm Reply and quote this post
The internet shouldnt be like that. It should be free, for everyone in the world to own i think.
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Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:39 pm Reply and quote this post
I have to agree with Lucas on this what we don't need is another monopoly like what microsoft did but on the internet.
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Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:02 pm Reply and quote this post
Thomas Lohse wrote:
I have to agree with George Lucas on this what we don't need is another monopoly on Mayfair and Park Lane like what my 'friend' James did but on the internet.


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