Can you feel it? Can you feel the knife slip inside of you as it twists?
Google is stabbing you in the back. They told you that they wouldn't do any evil, and time and time again, they do it. How is this any different this time? Does the knife hurt any less now? They are LYING to you. They ARE evil. http://drudgegae.iav...ed-00144feabdc0.html
Google to start charging companies for listings
Google is to start charging companies for listing their products in a core part of its search service, the first time it has converted a free section of its giant online index into a purely commercial venture.
The change to Google Product Search will mean that many merchants that have relied on the search engine to lure potential customers online will face higher costs, according to analysts.
The move also raises the prospect that Google will eventually replace other parts of its free listings with adverts, said Danny Sullivan, editor of Search Engine Land. “It represents an attitude that they’re no longer going to go out and gather stuff up for free,” he said.
Google said it was making the switch to enable it to show users higher quality results when they are looking for products online. It also said the service would be relabelled as a “sponsored” venture to show it was now based on advertising.
More rationalization and BS.
They're going to force the corporate c**k down your throat.
Yeah, maybe my take on this should be in Soap Box, but this is simply too important and RELEVANT to hide it away.
I want a better world. A free world. A world where information isn't propaganda.
Information needs to be unbiased, and money is the ultimate bias.
Google has been slowly sliding towards the dark side. I stopped advertising with them simply because they suck (and yes -- I have been advertising with them for many years and spent many, many thousands of dollars with them). I would encourage others to do the same. Drop Google.
I don't know what else to say.
Mods, feel free to move this to Soap Box if you feel it is needed.