JasonC has a nice catch of a major Google ouch-quote by Sam Zell, who just paid billions for “a bunch of newspapers”:
“If all of the newspapers in America did not allow Google to steal
their content, how profitable would Google be?” Zell said during the
question period after his speech. “Not very.”
As JasonC points out, this is not only factually incorrect — news doesn’t drive Google revenues — it shows little knowledge of how Google does make money. Doesn’t augur well for the future of the business.