Google Shoots Down Mash-Up Of Itself
Why would Google do this? They weren't losing any ad revenue, as the searches ultimately ended up on their page with their ads. Xtragoogle just looked better and was more functional for users of Google's many services. The only thing I can think of it that it was a matter of control. That's a real shame. At a time when other companies are releasing their source code, engaging in collaboration, enlisting their biggest fans instead of suing them, etc. - why does Google keep doing things like this?
Related: Previous article I wrote about Google's new developments.
See also my Furl archive re Search here.
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