The NY Times ran a piece (cover story) today about Google becoming more like Microsoft and less the Internet darling it once was. Very interesting piece i thought. I wanted to quickly comment on the section that discussed Google making it difficult for small, start-up companies to develop because venture capitalists all say to them "if this is so great, won't google just do it." All i can say to this is that i hear it everyday and think about it all the time.
Maybe i'm naive, but my response is, embrace it. The same could be said for every company in every industry at every time in history. There are always going to be established 800-lb gorillas and there are always going to be new companies that grow into them. And if not into 800lb gorillas, into formidable, valuable companies that will likely be bought for alot of money by the 800 lb gorillas. It's our job to work our asses off to be great...so great that we can honestly say that we're not scared of google, microsoft or anyone else. That's what we're doing and that's how we feel.