The Washington Post – The usefulness of Google to companies seeking exposure to potential customers is well established. So why do some companies say they fear Google? It has to do with Google’s expansion into a miriad of businesses not related to their core search and advertising mission.
Jia Lynn Yang writes that when Google buys an unrelated company, such as recent purchases of a social gaming start-up and a firm that powers most online sales for the airline industry, competitors of those companies fear that Google is in a position to diminish their web exposure as they (Google) promote Google owned businesses. Read more…..