Google the not so great

A couple of aggregated quotes from Google:

We’re not editors, we never will be

we use a broad set of signals to come up with what are hopefully the most interesting suggestions

We get the data for Google Maps from various different third party providers, such as Yellow Pages listings, or through trawling the web

The Google Books settlement is injecting more competition in to the digital books space, so it’s understandable why our competitors might fight hard to prevent more competition