It seems like every time we turn around, Google's trying to convince everybody that they're the best and every other tech company is just the worst. And who can blame them? The search giant is fighting a losing battle to win the future from Apple and Facebook. How do we know that Google's losing? Because despite skyrocketing profits, Google's founders can't stop complaining.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page changed the world when they released Google's original search tool in 1998. But the world -- and especially the Internet -- has changed a lot since then. Brin, for one, doesn't like that one bit. In an exclusive interview with The Guardian on Sunday, Brin expressed deep-seated concern with Apple and Facebook who respectively represent the vanguard of the mobile and social Web. "[There are] very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world," Brin told The Guardian's Ian Katz. "I am more worried than I have been in the past. It's scary." The problem basically boils down to these new companies operating in a different ecosystem that's not as Google-friendly as the Web. "There's a lot to be lost," Brin added. "For example, all the information in apps -- that data is not crawlable by web crawlers. You can't search it..." That's obviously a big bummer for Google, since if users can't search it, Google can't monetize it.