Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Google, Our Patron Saint of the Closed Web

Drew Crawford on Google’s acquisition of the .app TLD, and planned acquisition of .blog:

My point is that if you think Google is some kind of Patron Saint of the Open Web, shit son. Tim Cook on his best day could not conceive of a dastardly plan like this. This is a methodical, coordinated, long-running and well-planned attack on the open web that comes from the highest levels of Google leadership. And we’re giving Apple a free pass? Pshaw.