re: Google In Decline? Critics Protest Too Much
Google's danger is in doing what Microsoft and Apple have done to varying degrees over the years and that is having a policy excluding other companies and technology because it seems like the thing to do in the short run. Google started out as a company that embraced nearly all types of computing devices (PCs, Macs, various mobile devices including Nokia, Blackberry, etc...). Now that they have Android they seem to have push some others to the side. If they want Google the search engine, Google + the Socil Media Hub, etc... to do well, they need to realize that they must embrace the world (and the various operating systems within). That doesn't mean they have to do it all themselves, but the must partner with others to not alienate other technology. Microsoft and Apple have been guilty of this to varying degrees over the years and it has come back to bite them.