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For a great analysis of Google’s recent and forthcoming data center splurges, you have to check Om’s post from earlier today. The bottom line (pun intentional) is that web companies like Google and Amazon literally must spend money, on infrastructure, to make money. All they do is deliver services over the web, so user experience is everything. If they can’t afford services that stay up and run smoothly, or to roll out new ones, they won’t be along for long.When you’re making billions, short-term profits be damned!