This spring, the billionaire Eric Schmidt announced that there were only four really significant technology companies: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, the company he had until recently been running.
If it were a lover, it would know exactly how to get me off.
That wouldn't surprise me. But has that been demonstrated with Science! ? Or is it just a consensus of public opinion that the results are better than, say, 5 years ago?
Google designs everything in-house, except for chips and hard disks. There is a lot of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering happening at Google. Google has more engineering breadth than Apple, Amazon, and Facebook combined.
You don't need to store the search index for the docs and spreadsheets, just the algorithm to do the searching. I find it highly unlikely that this data is not being mined. Perhaps the googlers can comment?
I just don't see how Google can keep letting me make thousands of searches a year without making more money off of me than they do now.
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