lexipixel - 8:51 am on Jul 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Wall Street Journal reports Google removing Yelp!, TripAdvisor and other 3rd party reviews from Google Places pages --
Google Bows to Web Rivals
Internet Giant Removes Outside Customer Reviews From Search Results
Google Inc. has made changes to the way its search engine displays information about local businesses, a move that follows the disclosure of a U.S. antitrust investigation of its business practices.
The company said it removed snippets of customer reviews that were taken from other Web firms for its Google "Places" service, which has millions of pages for local businesses. Google's practices have drawn fire from some of those Web companies, and is believed to be among the issues the Federal Trade Commission is investigating.