Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Here is $500 million but we didn't do it. That's the message that Google sent yesterday when it agreed to give revenues from Canadian pharmacy advertising up to the Justice Department. It's an odd message. No one is going to believe that one is innocent when he forks over that much money, and the government made clear that it believed CEO Larry Page knew what was going on. So, we're innocent under the law but our reputation of "Do no evil" takes a ding. Google is increasingly acting like any other big corporation, and it is harder to believe the company's stands for truth and justice.