Boing Boing: Google nastygrams media cos for using "google" as verb

Seems like Google needs to get their lawyers in line, this is just silly. That said, useing the verb google for searching in general is just plain embarrasing.

Boing Boing: Google nastygrams media cos for using «google» as verb:

The search giant distributed legal missives to various media organizations, demanding that they cease using the word «Google» as a verb.

  1. Your article says that Google and its lawyers were concerned over trademark issues with folks using Google as a verb. Hello….if the consumer is using a product for a purpose in addition to its original use/purpose, that defines a market that you should willingly and enthusiastically jump on. NOT hire dogs to make you stop. It’s time for the new Google, anyone want to step up and create the next big search engine and be used as a verb? Consumers are waiting…

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