Robert_Charlton - 6:34 am on Sep 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
The 09/21/2011 Google Antitrust hearings were televised on C-SPAN3, and live video was streamed from the US Senate site. I'm not seeing anything about the archive of the Senate video coverage elsewhere, so I'm posting it here. A roughly 3-hour archive of the hearing coverage is available online. There is no permalink per se to a dated archive page, but there are several ways of finding the video. I'll include various, in case some links are dropped over time....
Senate Judiciary Resources Home
Senate Judiciary Resources - Webcast Archive
(You will need to navigate to the hearing by date)
The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?
Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
09/21/2011 02:00 PM
Here's a direct link to the video player...
The hearing itself starts out about 25:10 into the video file. Al Franken's very eloquent testimony, regarding both his admiration for Google and his concerns about its power, starts at about 90:15.
Here's brief one comment, starting at c91:15, that gets to his core concern....
I am admittedly skeptical of big companies that simultaneously control both information and the distribution channels of that information, and to me that is at the heart of the problem here....
After Franken's statement there's an exchange with Eric Schmidt that gets into Place pages and the issues with Yelp.
I haven't watched the entire 3 hour video, but I assume it includes all the sessions for the day.
Thanks to Frank Watson for his Search Engine Watch article that led me to the Senate video... [searchenginewatch.com...]