Hissingsid - 2:02 pm on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/goog/4086550.htm [webmasterworld.com] by tedster - 1:02 pm on Feb 24, 2010 (EST -5)
There was a piece on the BBC radio news this morning in which a female exec from "Foundem" was explaining some of the ways that (in her opinion) Google abuses its dominant position and "misrepresents" itself as an "independent and unbiased search engine". She gave examples of where Google injects results such as video results and shopping results where it has a direct commercial interest. She stated that this was particularly important because Google is the gateway to the Internet with over 90% market share.
The full story is here:
I think that the European Competition Commission will be concerned by the monopoly position that Google holds and the way that it is alleged to be misrepresenting itself and the end to which it is using the combined effect of those things.