Pjman - 12:38 am on Nov 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I see regulation coming, a search portal is a vital part of internet use, not a platform for profit with rule changes at a whim.
Regulation came down hard on Ma Bell / AT&T as per anti-trust issues. But that was when the people inciting the policy change understood what a phone was and power distribution within a phone network. Not a difficult concept. G is doing this stuff on a much larger scale than they did.
Regulators simply don't understand the impact of this thing. That can't begin to comprehend the technology and movements that are being taken. G is buying lobbyist to deflect regulators attention on their actions. At some point some needs to wake up.
Since I have been around a Bigger player has always come in and shook things up because no one body had such a great impact. But now G has that kind of juice.