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EU opens antitrust investigation into Google

Discussion in 'Google' started by juggernart, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. #1
    "The European Commission has launched an investigation into Google after other search engines complained that the firm had abused its dominant position.
    The EC will examine whether the world's largest search engine penalised competing services in its results. "


    Read: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11876443
    SEMrush
    What do you think? Does Google manipulate search results for their own interests?
     
    juggernart, Nov 30, 2010 IP
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  2. longcall911

    longcall911 Peon

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    I don't think this will amount to much. Anyone can acuse anyone else of anything. As long as Google rules are applied to all and not deliberately aimed at competition, they have nothing to worry about.
     
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    This is the beginning , just remember how Microsoft was fined by the EU Commission for the same things.
    Big companies have their own interests because it's all about money , but G is pretty smart not to cooperate with the EU Commission, let's see what will be the result.
     
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    What Google rules? G rules are not Bible things!
     
    Iasmina26, Nov 30, 2010 IP
  5. drhowarddrfine

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    You are correct!
     
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    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    The difference is Microsoft doesn't care about what anyone else thinks while Google reshapes itself based on what others think of them. Google cooperates with authorities. Microsoft thumbs their noses at them and paid the price ($2 billion in Europe. Almost equal amount in the US.)
     
    drhowarddrfine, Nov 30, 2010 IP
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    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    He means applying Google's search engine rules equally to all.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Nov 30, 2010 IP
  8. NetMidWest

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    I have to say, sounds like a sour grapes argument, and one that has been made before...
     
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  9. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    Yep.........................
     
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  10. Lovely

    Lovely Well-Known Member

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    Anybody will do the same. I am looking forward for the outcome of the EU investigation.
     
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    Techie Geek Well-Known Member

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    Why does it really matter? Google can do anything they want just like any webmaster can do anything they want. If I make a search engine and blacklist Yahoo nobody has a right to fine me. If I make a site and show links to example.com above eu.com nobody has a right to fine me. It's their site so they can do anything they want. They could blacklist everything about the EU and they have the right to do that because it's their website.
     
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  12. drhowarddrfine

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    No they're not. They have a lot of people now questioning things they do but they've rarely been in any serious trouble.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Nov 30, 2010 IP
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    Nah they are far away from trouble, btw the images didnt show up (what you have posted)
     
    theentry, Nov 30, 2010 IP