graeme_p - 6:08 am on Sep 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
I mean the SERP result from others are not signicantly worse.
Others means Bing? Everyone else is significantly worse. Also "only slightly worse" is not good enough to take on a market leader.
Fourthly , this is not as definable and simple as Microsoft's break up, or AT&T - it's much harder to define, so will take longer to deal with - i fear if ever.
Microsoft was not broken up, unfortunately. Google could be broken up into search and non-search.
Only well functioning Government regulators can address the balance and they are well behind the eightball in Europe and the US
Agreed. They do not understand technology or new media. IN particular they do nothing about network effects of using technology to lock users in, or in otherwise anti-consumer ways. The plan MS and the PC vendors are working on to use UEFI to control OS installs and upgrades is a good current example.
Honestly, Google's economy is fast becoming bigger than some US States and Countries
What do you mean? How do you measure this? Google does not have an economy. It is just a corporation.
The abuse of power is right up there in front of everyones faces, in broad day light.
I have no doubt average Joe will be viewing the Google brand a little differently
Very few people like Microsoft, and many hate them, that does not stop MS making money