The online future is shared?

Afraid that Google has far too much power in the marketplace?

David Eun, Google’s VP of Content Partnerships, tries to calm the fear:

The biggest misconception is that they fear Google has aspirations to become a media company, meaning that we would produce and own content that would compete against theirs. That’s a major misconception. We don’t produce or own content. In fact, we see ourselves as a platform for our partners that do.

But such soothing words don’t stop rumours circulating, such as the idea that Google may one day buy the New York Times.