Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jul 2011 21:38 UTC
Google So, Google has come under scrutiny by the US Federal Trade Commission for possible anti-competitive practices. While I would say the FTC has far larger threats to competition to worry about (the inevitable p-word), it would appear there's sufficient suspicion to take a gander at Google's business practices.
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This doesn't help with oversight
by sonnyrao on Mon 18th Jul 2011 23:36 UTC
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IMHO, all this is really doing is forcing Google to hire more lawyers and lobbyists. So, I don't see it doing what Thom thinks it's doing, and as a US taxpayer, it seems like the govt is merely a pawn in a larger corporate struggle here, and is wasting money to help some corporations (and lawyers in general) at the expense of another. I don't think consumer choice is the real issue at all.

Edit: s/one corportation/some corporations/

Edited 2011-07-18 23:38 UTC

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