Letters: Mar. 13, 2006

Inside the Google Empire

Our search into the inner workings of the Internet-service giant Google turned up enthusiasm for the brilliance behind its simplicity and success and for its "don't be evil" mantra. But disillusion has already struck for those who think Google trashed that tenet by censoring its way into China's cyberspace

I very much enjoyed your article on the Google empire [Feb. 20]. But did TIME's reporters walk out of the Googleplex, the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., really understanding why Google is so successful? Google's triumph lies in its enormous user base. Growing that base to infinity...

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