A Vietnam of Internet Regulation

A Vietnam of Internet Regulation

No one can say with any seriousness that Google has captured a large share of Web search, and search advertising, with anything other than smarter software writers and more refined product developers. It simply built a better mousetrap. The EU’s challenge is that reality does not support the amorphous and transparently biased charges leveled against Google by rivals who have been unable to top it in the marketplace.

Off With Their Heads! The Fantasy Google Monopoly

Off With Their Heads! The Fantasy Google Monopoly

Google doesn’t act like a monopolist and shares none of the characteristics sheltering classic monopolists from competition. Its astounding success in Internet search is universally regarded as a consequence of better design, superior code, better products and plain old hard work. Like Lewis Carroll’s other queen, the Queen of Hearts, Google really has no power at all.

Search Neutrality: Antitrust As (Bad) Social Policy

Search Neutrality: Antitrust As (Bad) Social Policy

According to the New York Times, Texas attorney general Greg Abbott has launched an antitrust investigation of Google, based on the concept that deviations from “search neutrality” are anticompetitive and unlawful. Texas Attorney General Investigates Google Search | NYTimes.com. The examination involves the fairness of Google search results, a concept called search neutrality. Some companies worry Google […]