“Google (GOOG) looks a lot more vulnerable to the accusation that it’s become the new Microsoft (MSFT) today compared to even a year ago,” Eric Jackson writes for Forbes.

“Several people have said that Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have sought to build their company so that it wouldn’t make the mistakes that Microsoft did in the 1990s,” Jackson writes. “Well, surprise, Google today seems a heck of a lot similar to where Microsoft was right in 1999 – the year after Google was founded.”

Here are 7 similarities:

1. They have the same number of employees as Microsoft did in 1999
2. Anti-trust fears
3. Small ankle-biter competitors in plain sight
4. Google has about the same annual net income today that Microsoft did in 1999
5. However, unfortunately for Google, future revenue growth doesn’t equal future stock growth
6. Microsoft hadn’t yet paid a dividend then, just like Google but both had too much cash to be able to reinvest
7. The Google co-founders are 38 today

Read more about each of the 7 points listed above in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: These go to eleven (at least):

8. Their sense of entitlement couldn’t be more misplaced
9. They routinely claim to be doing one thing while clearly doing another
10. They try and fail to rewrite history
11. They make inferior, tasteless knockoffs of Apple products

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Motiv” for the heads up.]

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