shazam - 6:33 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's pretty obvious why google started waging war on affiliates a while back. They want to be the one and only affiliate in these highly profitable niches.
I can't think of any more obvious anti-trust violation. Control the main source of web traffic, and buy up all the profitable niches to directly profit from this traffic. (finance-travel etc..)
Regulators are somehow completely blind ($$$$) when it comes to google.