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#1 FMH

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 16:33

Google is evil

In the Biblical story, the serpent tempted Eve by offering
something she desired -- to be like God. It's appropriate
metaphor for every shyster that followed. Evildoers follow
a consistent pattern of offering something tempting that
masks something else. It's the art of misdirection that
assures them power or profit -- often both. If there is a
definition of evil, it's taking advantage of others for
personal gain. The more people, the more evil. Greater
the trickery, eviler still.

That sums up my assessment of Google's non-voting split
revealed yesterday concurrently with first-quarter earnings
. Stock-split seemingly gives investors twice as many
shares as they have now. But half will be non-voting ones,
diluting shareholders' say in Google's doings. Essentially,
the company seeks to have it both ways -- be private
while having the benefits of public investment. The most
disruptive company of the 21st century is at it again.
The implications are seemingly astounding.


Devil's Deal

As I opined in December 2010: "If there is a devil, a Great Satan
of modern technology companies, Google is it". Yesterday's
stunning proposal is more confirmation.



Read the full article over here


#2 rajputwarrior

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:06

i've personally have already accepted google as my overlords a couple of years ago so im fine with it.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:08

doesn't really bother me as they provide some good services for a reasonably free-cheap price

I'd say Apple is a LOT more evil than Google

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:13

Apple = Evil
Google = Evil
Microsoft = Evil

News at ten.

#5 Jason S.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:14

i've personally have already accepted google as my overlords a couple of years ago so im fine with it.

haha yep. i use plenty of google products. i hate to say i love google. :rofl:

#6 Jason Stillion

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:15

What's wrong with stock split and still have founder(s) 51% control of the company?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:16

Apple = Evil
Google = Evil
Microsoft = Evil
Technology in general = Evil

News at ten.

there, fixed for ya

#8 rajputwarrior

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:17

haha yep. i use plenty of google products. i hate to say i love google. :rofl:


everything i use is google cause their cross platform support is second to none. i don't feel like getting stuck in one ecosystem (microsoft, android or apple). i like using whatever i want and google lets me do that without issues.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:22

I've had no choice but to accept Le Goog and a whole bunch of other owners, too. Being underground or "resistance" generally sucks. Nevertheless, I'm not fine with it at all.

#10 simplezz

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:29

Another day, another Google smearing article. The propaganda peddlers are out in force. It's not associated with ICOMP is it by any chance?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:31

I'm completely fine with google. It's my go-to search, my phone is powered by Android. All my e-mail goes through google. All of which is my choice.

#12 OP FMH

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:43

What's wrong with stock split and still have founder(s) 51% control of the company?


Google split a share into two, but only one of them is voting share. But a few shareholders are exempted from this. And they are, Eric Schmidt, the two co-founders, and a few other people.

This takes power and control from the majority share holders, and gives them to the minority.
It's extremely unfair.



And a few of you are taking it from the consumer side. But it has nothing to do with it. If doesn't affect the Google's product users. It isn't "privacy issue", or some other "evil".


This is about the people who have ownership in Google, and the unfair treatment they are getting.

#13 king_of_hearts

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:49

Boohoo.

If you're not happy about Google's decision to split non-voting shares, then don't invest in Google!

Problem solved. Crisis averted.

#14 simplezz

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:52

And a few of you are taking it from the consumer side. But it has nothing to do with it. If doesn't affect the Google's product users. It isn't "privacy issue", or some other "evil".

This is about the people who have ownership in Google, and the unfair treatment they are getting.

Have you watched The Social Network? If Google is evil, Zuckerberg and CO are the anti-christ.

#15 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:53

Google is a company, their purpose is to make money.
So how is any of this a surprise.