Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 12:46 UTC
Google "Google is offering major concessions on how it displays search results in Europe - including a better labeling of its own promoted content and displaying links to its competitors - to appease concerns it might be abusing its dominant market position, the European Union's antitrust body said Thursday." Smart. Takes the wind right out of Microsoft's sails.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 25th Apr 2013 13:22 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

I don't understand the editorial comment you've added Thom. It's not a "smart" move, it's a mandatory move. And I don't get why this should take the proverbial wind out of Microsoft's sales - this was exactly the sort of thing that Microsoft was hoping for (we all know that the damages the EU fines companies like MS - while being large numbers - are still insignificant compared to the funds the aforementioned companies have at their disposal.

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 13:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Smart move as in, they didn't wait for an official court order - they just implemented it ahead of that. That's smart. And no, Microsoft is not happy with this - they have already started crying about this move too.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by drstorm on Thu 25th Apr 2013 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

But why?

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by andrewclunn on Thu 25th Apr 2013 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
andrewclunn Member since:
2012-11-05

They've started crying about it? Have a link perhaps?

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by JAlexoid on Fri 26th Apr 2013 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19
EU as a political weapon
by TechGeek on Thu 25th Apr 2013 14:45 UTC
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

Microsoft was using the EU as a club. Microsoft threw a load of garbage at the wall to see what would stick. But Google easily side stepped it. What this did do though was bolster Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.

Edited 2013-04-25 14:45 UTC

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Europe's answer to Google
by Vinegar Joe on Thu 25th Apr 2013 21:07 UTC
Vinegar Joe
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2006-08-16

What ever happened to Quaero?

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