Google's Rapidly Spreading Dominance -- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

To more easily understand how rapidly Google's dominance is spreading throughout the web ecosystem, please look at this one-page-graphic called "Google's Rapidly Spreading Dominance." As the old adage says, a picture is worth a thousand words.

This graphic is highly instructive because it indicates that naysayers, who are writing off Google+ as a viable competitor to Facebook, are doing so prematurely.

  • As the graphic shows, when Google has several years to integrate, leverage, tie, and massively cross-subsidize a new free service, like YouTube, Android or Chrome, with their search/search-advertising monopoly, their dominance spreads.

This graphic also provides a sense of urgency to antitrust authorities around the world who are investigating Google: the European Union (GermanyUKFrance, & Italy); the United States (FTC, DOJ, Texas, California, New York); South KoreaArgentinaAustralia, India and Brazil.

The big take away from this graphic is that Google is dominant globally and rapidly and systematically extending its monopoly power in most every direction.