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Google under investigation for its search algorithm

Discussion in 'Google' started by Rian, Feb 25, 2010.

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    The European Commission accounced that it has started a preliminary investigation into Google after allegations of anti-competitive behaviour surfaced from three European-based companies.

    Here are more info:

    http://www.internet-fraud.net/fraud...le-search-fraud-commercetuned-marketing-news/

    It would be interesting to see what the European Commission will rule...
     
    Rian, Feb 25, 2010 IP
  2. MervinKoops

    MervinKoops Member

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    That's absolutely ridiculous. Surely Google will win this.
     
    MervinKoops, Feb 25, 2010 IP
  3. praetserge

    praetserge Well-Known Member

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    interesting stuff...
    Google can easily de-index them as it's their database but if they do de-index the websites they will get into more hot waters for abusing their dominant position.
    American authorities would be quick to scrap the case as if google lose everybody will start sueing them but Europen Competition Commission are different and you never know when it comes to them.
    Just remember how much money Microsoft had to pay in fines due to ECC investigations.
     
    praetserge, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    gameutopia Peon

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    I thought I read something else about google execs and some trouble over in europe in the news recently. Maybe the same or related story.

    Big corporations do a lot more than we think or know about sometimes. Interesting to follow and see if anything develops.
     
    gameutopia, Feb 25, 2010 IP
  5. Rian

    Rian Well-Known Member

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    This is precisely why this is of importance.
     
    Rian, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    achang Peon

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    I think they just want to earn an instant money from Google.
     
    achang, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    Vebtools Well-Known Member

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    Google will win coz it has power to define itself
     
    Vebtools, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    ciolanit Peon

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    It would be good if they will get fined, at least, so they can know that they can be touched and not the rulers of the world.
     
    ciolanit, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    Tht is absolutely rubbish Google would have surely No intentions to rank their search engine down , this could be best understood by searching on ny keywords like,
    Best search engine or
    search engine. if Google would have been unethical Google can intentionally rate himself top in SERP on these keywords but he hasen't, m sure Google will counter sue their allegations and will give them good answer.

    [​IMG]
     
    berg101, Feb 26, 2010 IP
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    unknownpray Active Member

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    Google will win, its all for getting money from google
     
    unknownpray, Mar 14, 2010 IP
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    China_girl Well-Known Member

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    I think, google will never ban or de-index anyone till someone goes against their rules and regulations. And whatever similar had happened in the past, it was the Big G who has won the fight. So I dont think, this will be any concern to Google at this moment.
     
    China_girl, Mar 15, 2010 IP
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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    this is just some time wasters trying to get cheap publicity.
     
    chandan123, Mar 15, 2010 IP
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    ckfeng Guest

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    google would not be any loss, because It is NO.1
     
    ckfeng, Mar 15, 2010 IP
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    Google will definitely win this
    and will bang the bing
     
    saumil555, Mar 15, 2010 IP