I like Google but not that much
Giedre Sarkunaite | August 15, 2010 at 09:16 amby
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Yes, the staff behind all the project is more than happy to join the giant but I'm not. I want to use something that doesn't belong to Google.
And that leads me to a question – how much is enough for Google?
If you are watching Bloomberg television or reading papers a bit will probably have seen something related with Google. Either they are about to buy someone or someone is sewing them.
And you would say 'Let it be'. Well, on the other hand we can't do anything about that as they got quiet a bit of money in pockets.
And it's not only Google that is buying everyone who they can afford.
Car industry have turned upside-down as Geely and TATA decided to go big and Cadbury been bought by Kraft.
On one hand it's better to be bought by someone rather than go bust. On the other – sometimes it's better to see companies going bust than being bought by others.
It's really hard to say what is better for company sometimes. But usually one thing that is highlighted is money. The sum that someone been bought or sold.
But all this buying and selling stuff will probably look too difficult if you haven't got anything to do with financial world. So I will make everything more simple.
If you tend to watch news rather regularly you will hear reporters talking about food prices going up, housing market going down again and UK heading for possible double dip recession. But lets skip the last one.
Big names like Asda and Tesco owns biggest part of the market and can afford to sell goods under lower price. That's rather good for us but bad for small names. Let's say – your corner shop.
Because they are small they have to sell goods under higher prices in order to stay open. And we tend to pay the quoted amount because the shop is just round the corner and we don't need to go any further. But that works for something like a pint of milk or newspaper.
If you are about to do a big shopping, lets say for a family barbecue – you won't go into your small shop.
Consumers want to save money and companies want to earn them. That's how everything works.
But one day giants will go bust by any meaning and what will happen to all the companies that been bought? Someone will have to buy them again or they will have to close down. So that sort of leads to the place where I started – first sell.
But as long as not everything online is owned by Google and I can pay reasonable money for milk in my corner shop – I don't really care about any of that.
There's only one thing I'm asking for – leave us the right of choice!
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