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am_Unition  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Google lost Europe in 15 months

And how Google failed to calculate the anti-trust climate difference in the EU vs. at home in Silikhan Valley.

Remember when the US was seriously considering the merger of Time Warner and Comcast? That kind of deal would've never passed initial inspection in any EU country. Pile on Snowden's stuff and foreign (US) dominance of "big" internet software, and this headline was just about inevitable.

Honestly, I'm neutral on the whole affair, because Google does kinda scare me a bit. It's an incredible toolbox of applications at this point, and has attracted some of the brightest minds in software for employees. But yeah, Skynet and shit. That kind of sentiment isn't invalid to me.

It was an interesting article on how events and settings interplay to influence future influences. It's recursive and fractal and weird and stuff.