Don’t be Google
At some point in the recent past, the Mountain View brass realized that owning the Web is not enough to survive. It makes sense—people are increasingly using non Web-based avenues to access the Internet, and Google would be remiss to not make a play for that business. The problem is that in branching out, Google has also abandoned its core principles and values.
I think this sums up the bizarre behavior coming out of Google in the past few years. Such behavior is consistent with other industries where the barriers to entry are high and the result is that companies must act with a heavy hand against other companies in order to stay afloat, leaving their customers to suffer by the wayside. Viacom, Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast come to mind.