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5 Responses to “Google’s Roadmap to World Domination”

  1. DiggidyDan says:

    I wouldn’t consider Open Source Vs Proprietary to be the same in this case, as Google does not charge for it’s Maps service. . . It is a dominant service that makes money from advertising and referrals, rather than charging a fee for the product itself. Good business model if you want to avoid the direct competition and antitrust laws!

  2. CSF says:

    Not only is Google Maps free, but it actually works. It only takes a couple of bad experiences getting lost with Open Source maps to switch back to Google.

  3. jwagner says:

    Google Maps is free to you as an end user (you are the product), but high volume websites that embed Google Maps pay for it. ” If your site or application generates 25 000 map loads or more each day, for more than 90 consecutive days, we’ll get in touch with you to talk about payment. “

    • DiggidyDan says:

      Interesting, I did not know that. It is probably why as shown above, certain services with high volume such as Craigslist use the open source maps. I was under the impression Google supported it all via ads. Still, user adoption is harder to control than price. Google could always drop their pricing for business applications if they see a significant enough threat.

  4. Livermore Shimervore says:

    Thank God for Google Maps being free… wait hold on.. there’s a Cyborg terminator at my door better answer that…(opens window and climbs out).

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