Clock ticking for Google after EU rejects latest antitrust offer

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dkanouff wrote:

I honestly do not understand this. These competition cases sometimes go to far and this is clearly an example. What is the EU looking for? For Google to display a Bing search box on Should McDonald’s start displaying the prices and menu items for Burger King on its menu board? A webpage – EVEN A SEARCH ENGINE – is a storefront. Let us not be confused, Google is an advertising company. They should be allowed to favor PAID advertisers over unpaid listings. That is what they are in business for – to sell advertising. If consumers feel that Google search results are tainted because of this, they can choose another search engine. LET CONSUMERS DECIDE NOT REGULATORS.

Dec 20, 2013 7:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

This article is sub-standard. What are the concessions, what are the issues?

Dec 20, 2013 7:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
ELVEGO wrote:

Nothing less than destruction will satisfy the EU’s desire to crush success. Google is a great search engine, and notwithstanding its shortcomings, there is nothing better. The EU wants a home grown product, hence Goggle must go.

Dec 20, 2013 9:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
chrisp114 wrote:

There’s no doubt that google is one of the most harmful companies ever to have existed. The way they have eroded our privacy, and made us to think their is no alternative have been unprecedented. The truth is that there are lots of great privacy-based services that in many ways are better than google products. These include: DuckDuckGo, Ravetree, HushMail, and OpenStreetMaps. We should all be promoting these services while informing our friends and family about the harm done by google.

Dec 20, 2013 10:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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