• http://www.ponoko.com Peter Saal

    Google is increasingly falling into the trap of looking over its shoulder instead of out-innovating everyone else. That seems to be a danger inherent in Silicon Valley these days. Not all that much real innovation happening is so many startups, with notable exceptions, but they’re still just that – exceptions. I love many of the innovations Google creates – Docs, Maps, Earth etc. I understand that Facebook is seen as a real threat to ad revenue. But it’s not going to succeed because they are all about controlling their users. Sooner or later that will blow up. Google’s paranoid focus on social is just retarded. Stop pretending to be something you’re not Google. You’re Geeks. Revel in it. Search has so much more improvement in front of it.