Heartbleed Disclosure Timeline Revealed
Why did Google wait ten days before notifying OpenSSL? (even if they didn't trust OpenSSL to handle it responsibly, it couldn't have taken ten days for Google to patch their systems)
Google Plans To Sell Part of DoubleClick
... to give preferential treatment.
Given that the entire world is already divided
between people who believe the conspiracy theories circulating
about Google and people who love Google
unconditionally, I doubt they really care too
much about appearances -- people are going
to think whatever they want.
More likely this is to keep them out of court.