Sarah Lacy the founder of Pando Daily and the former senior editor of TechCrunch, tells Google to come clean about favoring their own products.
Every domainer and developer has had some frustration with Google from competing with them for search engine placement, to getting a fair payout on adsense.
From the article:
Every reporter loves a big nerd fight– and make no mistake, this is one. Although it’s something individuals at these companies did, not the companies themselves, you’d have to believe in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy not to think competitive dynamics aren’t a big part of this.
But ultimately, none of that matters. This isn’t an issue of whether Google– as a for profit company– should have the right to push its own services over others. This isn’t an issue over what Twitter or Facebook would do in Google’s shoes. To me, the interesting issue isn’t even anti-trust. This is an issue of what Google promised users back when it went public, without a gun to its head, without any pressure from any competitors to do the right thing.
The whole article and the comments are worth reading.