Um interesting discussion !
@aleksl is right if there is a monopoly on information retrieval - the person who owns that monopoly can show what THEY THINK is correct - I especially refer here to Google news as well as the SERPS
@MrSavage There is no such things as free - if it's free the user is the product, email address , real name , telephone number, cell phone number, viewing times, viewing habits , add a cookie sell adverts that follow you around...
I did watch that Senate hearing last year (?) from here in the UK - very interesting, result so far zero. Have a hearing - done - go away.
Loved that senator plugging for a data centre in his state. And thats what is all about , given the current economic crises across the globe, will the US goverment take action NO, will the EU take action YES, then crumble under the big G's financial strength.
Reminder, goggle generates millions of pounds in the UK , it's G's second biggest markets, UK tax paid - hardly anything - I await the IRS deal to get the funds back to the USA without paying US corporation tax. How - let us bring the cash back so we can generate jobs.
Dear Google tax people for that tip please send funds