Too much Google?

The guys over at Gizmodo have posted up a quick editorial on Google and the fact that they are now featuring a Nexus 7 ad on their main search page which had traditionally been blank. Are we getting to a point that Google is just controlling too much? Between them now being a social network operator, search provider, web browser maker and now hardware manufacturer are we getting too much Google?

Today Google has an ad for Google's Nexus 7 tablet on Google's home page. Google Google Google Google did you know this page is called Google.com? Between search, a mobile os, hardware, and a social network, Google apparently does absolutely everything now. The ad is an obnoxious departure from the comfort and familiarity of a typically sparse page. And arguably a bit of an unfair advantage for its own product, considering Google doesn't usual advertise other devices in that sacred white space.