A proposal? Can you hear the laughter?
Google has submitted what it described as a "proposal" to antitrust officials in Brussels that the search giant said addresses the "abuse of dominance" claims outlined by competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia in May this year. The company, which has been investigated by the EC since November 2010 over allegations that it …
Monday 2nd July 2012 23:02 GMT Guillermo Lo Coco
Proposal? I mean.. the should show "conclusions".
Smith: Look EU, we are dominat because Hotmail, m$, yahoo and many others have crappy unnatractive webpages full of bloatware. They let us win. We only did a good job, making many opensource contributions to the community when Apple,BB,M$,Yahoo make things in oposite directions. Look what happend to Yahoo messenger or hotsh_t-messenger? they dont use XMPP, so cant communicate with other IM services. They loose.
His webmail clients was in html1.0, reloading long static pages, and what happend next? Google&FF&W3C team improve the web and make better solutions for webApps which by M$ never was agree, because WebApp is enemy of an OS like MS, or crappy bad ¬efficient programed apps in Win.
By all of this and much more, Google win, and EU, instead, should help. And if they dont like it, Ok, drop all androids and pay for iphone, useless S40, Ancient-S60 or verycapped-mobileoperator-friendly-Blackberrys.
Monday 2nd July 2012 23:11 GMT Majid
I need to remember this one, the next time when I get a speeding ticket.
Hey, I will make a proposal to remedy the situation, lets say I will drive 10 km/h under the speed limit 5 times, this will then offset my 50 km/h over the speed limit at the time you caught me..
So that will make us even check? I can even cut you a deal and do that 6 times, so in the end you will end up with a 10 km/h benefit!!
You see I am a nice guy.. I just cut you in on a deal you cant refuse..
Tuesday 3rd July 2012 06:09 GMT Ole Juul
The world's largest ad broker
In its general search results, Google displays links to its own vertical search services differently than it does for links to competitors.
The link quotes Almunia as detailing three more major issues. Offering Google a chance to find a solution is a reasonable approach rather than just coming up with a huge fine. If Google disagrees with the allegations they would probably be better served by saying why. Playing dumb does not make them look particularly intelligent in this matter.
Tuesday 3rd July 2012 18:20 GMT Paul Shirley
Re: The world's largest ad broker
One possible reply will be digging up earlier complaints that Google *weren't sufficiently differentiating* their own search results, which I believe involved some of the same 'Fairsearch' pond scum. It would seem the only acceptable result to Microsofts accomplices in Fairsearch is Google getting out of the search biz, except for when freeloaders can get a free ride!
Tuesday 3rd July 2012 08:00 GMT Justin Clements
If Google are unable to see that they are being anti-competitive (as per Schmidt's response) in the eyes of the EU (and just about everyone else), then how they are coming up with a "proposal" makes next to no sense.
You cannot propose to remedy a situation if you are unable to see the situation in the first place.
Tuesday 3rd July 2012 13:34 GMT chipxtreme