Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Is Google stifling innovation?

See http://bit.ly/6NzbNc

Adam Raff makes a good argument. At the same time, the Google platform opens up new opportunities for innovation. Assessing the net trade-off would be an interesting research topic.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to see an analysis of the effect on innovation of Google's buying up companies like Needlebase and Freebase. These platforms permit users to build publicly-accessible data aggregations in their myriad areas of interest. How is the Google conglomerate going to charge for these, and will that effort amount to Google's stifling the public creation of data in favor of the Google-owned monopoly?