Can they also look into dominance of governments ?.
They nearly steal all my money, and it never changes.
Europe’s Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, looks like breaking with a five-year tradition of sucking up to Google by issuing the search giant with a Statement of Objections – the first step on a path to punitive measures. According to sources, the Google search dominance case is on the table for the meeting of all …
Yeah, Apple, Microsoft, Tasimo (plus many, many others. Anytime you buy a device that requires some kind of cartridge, disk or perfume bulb which only they sell).
They all want you not buying from anybody else but them, not with quality, but by lockdown.
There ain't no company out there that don't try to trick, lie to and gouge the consumer unless sent to the naughty step by some authority.
Since the article was about google, I didn't see the point in also mentioning them again (saying their name 3 times in a mirror or anywhere and they come and steal your data/soul).
I certainly wasn't trying to focus attention away, and I resent the implication (is implication the right word, I've already had a drink, so I'm not sure).
My point was most corporations engage in total or almost lock-ins or herding you by various nefarious means, from printer ink cartridges, (ever changing) air freshner bulb refills to coffee pods to I.T. services. None wish to engage on product quality across the board.
Just trick them into the milking shed and milk them 'til they're dry.
Bit risky for governments to declare war on Google...."when they have you by the bollocks, your heart and mind will follow" it is written.
I could declare war on Google, because I don't make much use of their services. If Google disappeared tomorrow, I'd miss YouTube a bit, but it wouldn't take that long for Vimeo et.al to step up.
If you want some free advice from the prolitariat, governments, then do a careful audit of just how much of your IT infrastructure you're outsourcing before doing anything silly.
"I need to have a representative sample of views of those concerned. I have to be sure that we have all the facts up to date to get it right.”
EU: "The Algorithm. Fair?"
Competitor 1: "Unfair!"
Competitor 2: "Unfair!"
Competitor N: "Unfair!"
Independant: "What do you men by fair?"
Everyone: "Ask me!"
Public: $Paranoia ? "Unfair!" : "The what?"
“act decisively on all concerns that have been identified and to find a long-term solution for a balanced, fair and open internet search structure.”
Hark, is that the entire SEO industry slavering at the proposition of an openly defined ranking algorithm for *all* European search engines?
What about Google's anti-privacy snooping?
all their services and Google approved/supported/Playstore enabled Android is effectively spyware. They don't need illegal cookies any more.
They need to see the big picture of how Google operates.
The last several machines I have had to fix because of Malware from advertisements were from Yahoo News and Microsoft's MSN news. So I suggest the Government blast the seach engines $10 million per virus infestation that happens because of allowing shoddy ADs from un-reputable companies(Scammers).
You actually think that the MS Suface 3 does not use Bing! to track your every move... Come on now, are you a noob?
I like it that the EU is getting past the cuddly, don't be evil image Google is good at projecting. You just have to look at the report by the FTC which shows how Google blackmailed numerous companies like Amazon and TripAdvisor by threatening to drop them from its search unless they did what Google wanted. Google has become fully vertically integrated and now dominates the smart phone operating systems with Android, dominates browsers with Chrome, dominates video with Youtube, dominates web search and dominates email with Gmail. The last piece of the puzzle is Google becoming an ISP with Google Fiber. In the US where ever Google Fiber becomes available it is hugely popular and Google can afford to undercut the competition because Google Fiber users are likely to use Googles services. Hopefully Google facing antitrust actions in the EU will do something for competition and give competing services a look in. Doing nothing and allowing the internet to become Google only should not happen.
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