03/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Google At Davos Is Like 'A Successful And Secretive Nation'

Google is not a country. Eric Schmidt-- who would be prime minister if it was --kept repeating the point at a briefing he gave at Davos this afternoon. They didn't have a police force, they didn't have jails, they didn't have their own prosecutors. Only once did he slip and say : "Nevertheless we have to secure our borders."

In other respects Google is not unlike many other countries (Britain, say) which turn up at Davos with half the cabinet.