For Australians reading this Wal-Mart is to the US as Coles-Myer is to Australia. A big fat giant of a retail business which scares the breath out of small business.

This article by Adam L. Penenberg at Wired News takes the reader through a number of comparisons between the two companies to support his position that Google is the next Wal-Mart.

It’s an interesting comparison but insufficient to make the claim. The companies are very different. But then, in a year or two and with some changes at the top of Google who knows?

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