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That’s five, count ’em, five tabs in Firefox open to Google tools. Search, News, Mail, Docs, and Reader. And I didn’t have AdSense or Analytics open. And Henry Blodget predicts Google will get bigger. Worse, Google’s increasingly doing evil. As Marshall Kirkpatrick notes at Read/Write Web, Google doesn’t adhere to standards for HTML email presentation, for one example.
Why should you care? Simply, how much of your site’s business comes from Google? Ask yourself whether that’s too much. And remember, it can’t last forever. As Blodget also illustrates, monopolies don’t last forever and their endings usually come from the most unexpected places.