Since I've predicted the demise of Google, many moons ago, and
begged them not to float, it's only fair that I point you to this
website which really sticks the boot in, FuckedGoogle!!
And it's only right that there is a picture of Gordon Gecko, which matches my sentiment exactly:
We Company=Do no Evil=Pre-Float
They Company=Greed is Good=Post-Float
You have to keep the shareholders happy now (after you've taken your own cut of course!).
Google is no longer in the business of search, mail, maps, open source, VoIP, or whatever their daily business rumor/announcement happens to be. On a dollar for dollar basis, Google is now nothing more than a financial vehicle to allow Google execs to monetize shareholder ignorance on a scale the world has never seen before- as Warren Buffett so famously put it.