Microsoft monopoly or Google bowling competition?
Normally I like to write long extensive articles. I like to write about things in search engine land I come across with and how I feel about it. Rewriting quality information is good, and adding more (personal) value to it even better.
But not this post. This post is to fill up your wednesday afternoon and evening, and probably will be of the radar in the morning. This one is not a long article, no true indepth information, no nothing. Its just a plain old point of discussion about two giants in media land. I came to it because of the latest news about Google, the fact they will be launching Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0. Of course, its a logical step for Google, and I don't blaim them for being successful. What I do find interesting, is that Google keeps entering markets with free products, destroying successful businesses that have been around for a very long time. Think of the newspapers, mortgages, email (wave), office (docs), books, sites, browser, OS (pc & mobile) and now navigation.
But... Microsoft still is considered the monopolist by many. Sure, they are when it comes to their operating system and brower. But they created their own market and mostly stayed within that market, whereas Google is entering existing markets with similar products, offering them mostly for free.
So, my point of discussion:
"Microsoft is the monopolist, but Google is the one truly misusing its position to dominate a growing number of markets, ruining businesses or complete industries as a result."
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