How much is this Dutch Inquisition costing the members of the EU?
AC Dear Me... I couldn't agree more. Same to BigGdog... When will anyone figure out that all this Antitrust "posturing" by the EU does not matter one whit and will not result in any cost saving/improvement in service? How much money is being spent (thrown away) chasing Google? No one escapes the Inquisition!!!!!
Would the EU like to have Google start dropping member nations from it's search algorithims? Google has no need to "favor" anyones website but in most cases it is the website itself that determines page rankings by properly describing itself and promulgating the right keywords. I see page rankings that make no sense all the time so you can't honestly be using that as the determining factor, can you? Oh, yeah the EU is well known for being arbitrary and capricious so that's all the proof they need.
The web designers are as guilty as anyone in these cases. So are the people who browse the web as they help create the page ranking by clicking on the links. How is there outward malice aforethought on the part of Google? Real proof is required or it didn't happen and it's just another case of outright EU discrimination against American Companies.
Funny, I seem to remember when when the Europeans started ISO standards and required all other companies to conform to a hoakey "quality" process that was really more about preventing US competition than it was about quality. Looks like they will stoop to anything to mess with Google and Microsoft.
Google and MS should just say "piss off" to the the EU and wait for the wailing and gnashing of teeth to begin. Let the EU use Opera, Open/Libre Office and Linux and see how that works out for the great unwashed billions. Has anyone ever told you not to look a gift horse in the mouth?