ThatsBoBo - 4:45 pm on Sep 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I strongly believe that a search engine or online portal should NOT be allowed to also own other sites and services, UNLESS their search algorithms are publically disclosed as to confirm fair and balanced competition for results placement.
That or break the company up and keep the search aspect of Google (or other search engines/portals) completely separate from other services.
One of the above (or a hybrid of them) will one day become reality. Mark my words...