Google has rejigged how video links appear in its search engine. The ad broker made the switch on Friday and stated that it had simply "improved" the way links to videos are organised, rather than explicitly pointing out that it currently has European Union regulators on its tail. "The feature scans the entire web for video …
I don't get it...
Perhaps I'm missing the point but how could this be construed as having anything to do with deterring EU regulators? How does grouping similar results make Google (seem) less anti-competitive?
"But many will wonder why, given the power of Google's online algorithmic muscle, the company hadn't offered up its vid searches in that way previously."
Sounds like a phrase you can apply every time Google rolls out a new feature, just replace 'vid searches' with whatever. There's not necessarily a Machiavellian conspiracy behind it.
And now for the downvotes...
Google Is To The Internet...
...as AT&T was to voice.
In fact (from an outage notification) "The rest of the ring has picked up the traffic, and we've balanced out BGP peering at the SIX and with Google to compensate."
Now how long till DOJ breaks it up?
Youtube every hit..
whats going on there then? wasn't there already an issue with getting favoured results?
surely they need to be showing other services as the best result at least some times.
welcome to the 1e100 network
More lock-in than cell-phones, but arguably better service.