Linked by David Adams on Thu 25th Feb 2010 04:19 UTC
Google My colleague Thom wrote an excellent evaluation of the European antitrust investigation of Google yesterday. I agree with much of what Thom says in his article, including the statements that the investigation isn't surprising and that it's fishy that the complaining companies have ties to Microsoft. What I don't agree with is the offhanded comment that Google has "pretty much a monopoly in search." There was a lively discussion on this point in the comments, but I thought that rather than join the fray there, I'd exercise my monopoly power and put my thoughts into an editorial.
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Not what it does but what it is
by pfortuny on Fri 26th Feb 2010 16:46 UTC
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A monopoly is independent of its actions, it is only something large enough to take a significative portion of the market.

Otherwise monopolies would be unidentifiable.

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