Financial Advice, Horoscopes on the Way?

Google has altered its famous Philosophy page and footnoted the change, SEW points out after noting an older Cnet piece. The line on the page once said: "Google does not do horoscopes, financial advice or chat." It was a poke at portals, and, well, was written before Google became,…

Google has altered its famous Philosophy page and footnoted the change, SEW points out after noting an older Cnet piece. The line on the page once said: “Google does not do horoscopes, financial advice or chat.” It was a poke at portals, and, well, was written before Google became, well, a portal of sorts. It has chat now, so one wonders, can Google Finance be far behind?

As Danny points out:

Overall, that page needs more than a full-disclosure footnote. It probably needs to come down entirely, at least the portion with points about what Google has found to be true. It’s not that the horizon is becoming less blurry. It’s simply that Google itself is growing up and changing, and so will the things it finds true as part of that process.

Update: See the “diff” here, thanks to reader Gabe.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Financial Advice, Horoscopes on the Way?”

  1. Google Finance. Hmm, isn’t that really what the Reuters rumors were about. Reuters has deep info, thanks to the Bangalore office which writes up tiny companies other places don’t bother to cover.

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