Google Co-Founder Brin Discusses Factors Stifling Web Innovation

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Recent comments from one Google co-founder to British paper the Guardian have people talking. In the report from Sunday, Sergey Bin discussed threats to the web. While primarily laying the blame on restrictive governments, Bin focused on an unlikely source: Google competitors including Facebook and Apple.

Bin reminded that application data was “not crawlable by web browsers,” thus making it only controlled by those top companies. “You can’t search it,” Brin stated. The Google co-founder also referred to Facebook as “really restrictive.”

“The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation,” stated Brin in the Guardian’s news story.

Brin founded Google with Larry Page in 1998.

Meanwhile, Facebook recently undertook a big initiative: the purchase of image sharing application Instagram. The social networking giant announced the transaction earlier this month for a price of $1 billion. To view the Guardian’s report, go here (