cien - 7:20 pm on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: cien at 7:40 pm (utc) on Jul 7, 2010]
Guys, this is not a mom and pop op. here. The world doesn't work that way. There are anti-competition laws for a reason. Otherwise countries' economies could be brought down by these abusive businesses or hold a country hostage basically.
It's their business but they have a search monopoly and have a responsibility to be fair and follow the competition laws. The Adwords ads at the top of the search results scream "Anti-competitive" as hell as well as the their favoritism for Google Base listings. It's clear, they benefit financially from both and Google Base's products big G. favors them over other listings. In the case of Adwords, now they are basically forcing businesses to pay for Adwords or run out of business.
[edited by: cien at 7:40 pm (utc) on Jul 7, 2010]