Google Tunes In

Call it paranoia or a fear of the unknown, but for many in the traditional media thicket, Google has supplanted Microsoft as the Big Bad Wolf, a predatory creature equipped with boundless ambition and a $137 billion market cap. So on Sept. 8, when NBC Universal announced it had invited the lupine search giant to sniff around the henhouse a little, more than a few eyebrows crept skyward.

For all the huffing and puffing, the deal isn