Monday, October 23, 2006

Sign Of Growth

Some say, you can measure the success of a company by the # of law suits it attracts and the # of attorneys it employ.

On both fronts, Google is blazing the trail. Its attorney population has grown 100 fold from a mere 1 in 2001 to 100+ 2006. Similar statistics are not available on the law suit front, but suffice to say it is several times more than what it was 5 years back.

From its YouTube video to search engine algorithm to Google Books, everything that Google does now attracts litigation. Why is that? Is it because they are pushing the envelope with everyone one of its product? Or, is it because Google is a cash cow now?

Who needs to change / alter its behavior? Is it Google or the archaic rules / laws?