TypicalSurfer - 3:46 pm on Oct 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
The FTC will be getting a new pro-google commissioner replacing a not-so-pro-google commisioner. The new guy has already made clear that google is not in need of oversight, a clear win for google regarding FTC actions moving forward.
But what seems to be overlooked in much of the coverage of his selection is that Wright has a history of receiving funding for his work from groups supported by Google. And of course, as we know, Google has had some ongoing tussles with the FTC, and will likely have more down the road.
It's not what you know, its who you lunch with :)
“My clients were expecting a fair hearing at the FTC from an unbiased decision maker. It is hard for us in Silicon Valley to understand why our government would make this kind of an appointment with all the jobs and investment at stake in the tech sector. Are unbiased applicants for this position really that hard to come by?”
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