Many tech bloggers reflexively let out a collective p'shaw at the recent "confused" Wall Street Journal report that suggested that Google is changing its tune on Net Neutrality. With a bit of perspective at his back (and some research), Adam Lashinsky of Fortune provides a well-encapsulated play-by-play on the controversy and hints at why, WSJ confusion notwithstanding, Google might be transitioning to a world view of where "you get what they pay for."
Mike Masnick used this piece to remind the Web 2.0 crowd of a common theme on this site: Google and other big tech companies are not there to help you when then make business deals, engage in legal battles nor enter the policy forum. In fact, when they have the opportunity, they will use these levers against you. Masnick said
"...people and companies, who used to rely on Google's legal team to fight their battles, now need to realize that Google is no longer the defender of Silicon Valley. While the company used to take the stance that what was good for the internet user overall would be good for Google in the long term, in the last year or so, the company has increasingly made decisions that go against that principle. Instead, it's done a number of deals that allow it to leverage its cash reserves to make life more difficult for others, but allow Google to protect itself."