10As a rule of thumb (or, in this case, index mouse finger
) if it seems too good to be true then it probably is.
And yet, as Chris Anderson of Wired points out, "Google offers everything they do for free." Picasa; YouTube; GMail; GOOG-411; Orkut; Google Maps and Earth; a small warehouse of widgets, programs, and services; and, oh yes, Search--all available for no more than a couple of twitches of your mouse finger
. And the company's bottom line for 2007--$16.6 billion, up $6 billion from 2006.