diberry - 6:30 pm on Sep 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
For every job they created they have probably caused the loss of 100 others.
You're absolutely right. It's harder to prove, unfortunately, but I'm hopeful that the people giving testimony will convince the panel that if Google wasn't squelching competition, there might be room for a whole lot more healthy competition in many niches.
I also think you're right that Google is very afraid right now (and rightly so). I'm not sure what the govt can or will do about this, but reports from the media here do strongly suggest that *something* is going to change. I also doubt Google will voluntarily change enough to please them - I think it's going to be like the MSN suit all over again.