Wired reports on Google’s future in the stock market. Since I first heard of this possibility, I did not like the prospects. I fear that there’s no way that Google can do things the way the same way if they step into the public. No question about it: shareholders will not agree with Google’s current policies for inclusion and advertisement. Right now, it doesn’t matter, because Google only has to please its users, not Wall Street, but that would change.
I fear for Google; we all should.
Thanks to Aaron Swartz for the link.