In an effort to snatch even more revenue in search – a category they may already be violating anti-trust laws in – Google introduced “shared endorsements.” Shared endorsements monitors what users do on Google +, the service Google will constantly harass you to use if you have a gmail or youtube account. Google plans to use the information collected, along with a users’ picture, to endorse products, automatically.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 17, 2012 1:10 pm|
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt boasts to Bloomberg about the rapid proliferation of Google’s Android smartphone operating system, comparing it to Microsoft’s domination of the desktop platform in the 90s. and if everyone remembers the 90s correctly, the Department of Justice stepped in and smacked Microsoft around for antitrust violation, without which they would have no doubt strangled Google in its infancy.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 10, 2012 2:10 pm|
Google is out there whispering in the ears of journalists that they are off the hook for search manipulation and that there are three solid votes in opposition to the FTC pursuing the case. Perhaps they know things nobody else does, but if it’s true, it will raise all kinds of questions about the agency’s balk, particularly with regard to commissioner Edith Ramirez.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday November 21, 2012 8:45 am|
Bloomberg is reporting today that the FTC may take a dive on exercising oversight of Google’s government-protected monopoly
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday November 1, 2012 11:20 am|
Hollande was apparently not amused with this monopolistic high-handedness, and so today the French tax authorities filed a $1.3 billion dollar claim against Google to pressure them into a settlement, per France’s weekly Canard Enchaine.
|By: emptywheel Friday January 21, 2011 6:02 am|
No matter how many times GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt gets up on a podium or in an op-ed and feigns an interest in American jobs, his actions make him the poster child for everything wrong with the U.S. economy right now.
And that’s what Obama is rolling out, as he moves into campaign mode, to convince Americans he’s going to do a damn thing about jobs.
|By: David Dayen Thursday August 5, 2010 12:35 pm|
The first word we heard about the Google-Verizon deal was that they would keep basic net neutrality protections for computer-based Web browsing, but not extend it to mobile devices. But the latest news is that the deal would put tiers on the entire Internet.
|By: emptywheel Thursday December 10, 2009 12:50 pm|
Eric Schmidt implies that all your searches are available to the Feds.