crobb305 - 3:12 pm on Sep 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
So many sectors that Google is shutting out the competition, killing website rankings, etc, all for their own benefit (although, Google's script claims it's about "quality"). Another example not listed in the article is the financial sector. Google is now doing car insurance, and of course loans/credit cards, etc. This partially explains why Google wants to show junk, like press releases, in the financial sector instead of legitimate and established websites. I have to wonder what morale is like among the engineers who go to work each morning knowing that they now program the algorithm to benefit the company's bottom line, and the wonderful search engine that Google once was has been reduced to what it is today. Meanwhile, Bing's search share continues to rise.