wingslevel - 1:12 pm on May 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
@leadegroot - looking at the motivation for throttling, I think you are right. Google is in a very precarious position with such a huge market share. Lots of potential anti-trust and other risks, particularly in the current anti-business political climate. The last thing they need is some small webmaster to get on CNN, as the sheriffs in the background are carting his inventory away to the bankruptcy sale, and explain how google has ruined his business and his life. Activist legislators would be all over this with hearings in Washington and proposed new regulations etc. - at this point, google's only potential threat is from Governments.
The real question, and I presume the reason for this thread, is to figure out how they are doing this.