We seem to be hearing from more people that Google doesn’t do that great a job outside of its core focus, search. So again, when Google decided to make its Web analytics software free yesterday, some people weren’t happy with how the company handled it. They were pissed, says Ethan Stock, chief executive of valley events start-up Zvents.

UPDATE: An aside: The CIA isn’t pissed, though. Its venture arm, In-Q-Tel, recently announced a planned sale of 5,636 shares of Google stock worth over $2.2 million. The stock was most likely a result of In-Q-Tel’s investment in Keyhole, the satellite mapping service Google bought.

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