incrediBILL - 9:49 pm on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yes but MSFT was different, they dominated the OS in the PC, at the time almost all your hardware purchased was tied to MS and they used that position of power to force MSIE on people, then point it to MSN, etc.
Google has no dominant position forced on anyone, it's not an oil company or utility that can't easily be replaced simply by typing "bing.com" - opposed to MSFT and PCs which there was no choice back in the day, you got MSFT no matter what unless you (puke) went to Apple.
If choice causes anti-trust, then anti-trust is busted and needs a re-write.
Anytime you can escape by merely changing the URL to Yahoo.com, Bing.com, etc., how the heck is it dominance other than of the minds and souls of the people?
It's not like when AT&T owned every wire running to every home and you had no choice of phone company, or back when the cable company was the only game in town. Now that we have internet phones for free, satellite TV, heck you can even stream TV over the internet, lots of choices. Just like Google is a choice.
What will the EU do?
Tell the people to stop choosing Google and then punish Google if the people don't listen?
"I'm sorry Mr. Google, you're way to popular, you must be drawn and quartered and your parts sent to the far corners of the kingdom. The naughty bits we'll keep in a drawer to my right.".
Went over real well with William Wallace too.
Sorry, I'm on the side of silly for this one, silly and sillier.