mrengine - 2:44 pm on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)
Bear in mind that most of what Google has done since the original search engine took off has involved buying out patents and closing small companies.
While I agree with what you say, taxing Google will not remedy the problem that small companies face. Google's market share is so large in the advertising space that the cost of paying these imposed royalties will be passed down to users. This will make it even more difficult for small companies by making advertising more expensive. The only way to deal with Google, in my opinion, is to forcibly reduce their market share so that the checks and balances of competition return to the marketplace.