Weâ€™re of two minds about the Federal Trade Commissionâ€™s decision to open a wide-ranging antitrust investigation of Google. On the one hand (minds, handsâ€¦hey, at least we know weâ€™re mixing metaphors), thatâ€™s the FTCâ€™s job. Google is a very big, sometimes dominant, player in a lot of IT markets, so itâ€™s important to deter behavior...Read More
SAN FRANCISCO â€“ Google may be entering a make-or-break phase in its colorful history now that U.S. regulators have opened an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of Internet search and advertising to stifle competition. Skip to next paragraph The probe by the Federal Trade Commission, confirmed by the company Friday,...Read More
Black hat SEO tactics are no laughing matter, but that hasn’t stopped established comic strip Dilbert from poking fun. The two recent Google-centric strips may even help raise awareness of black hat SEO practices. The SEO Comic Strips To say that anything SEO-related falls under the descriptor of “funnies” is presumptuous; that would suggest we...Read More
Google boss Larry Page Henry Blodget Google launched its Groupon-killer, “Offers,” in Portland, Oregon, about a month ago. And now it’s gearing up to launch in San Francisco and New York. Could Offers become a massive new revenue stream for Google–the “second huge growth engine” that Google has long searched for in vain? Could Google’s...Read More
Google is giving up on its vision of helping people live healthier lives with online personal health records. When Google Health was introduced in 2008, Marissa Mayer, a Google executive, said it would be a â€œlarge ongoing initiativeâ€ that the company hoped would attract millions of regular users. But Google Health never really caught on....Read More
Image via CrunchBase The US Federal Trade Commission is poised to serve Google with a civil subpoena as part of a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into its dominance, according to the Wall Street Journal.Â The civil probe represents the most serious threat yet to Google, though it may not lead to any allegations of wrongdoing against the...Read More
Much ink has been spilled about Oracle’s lawsuit against Google for Android’s allegedly unlawful use of Java, and rightfully so, considering Team Ellison’s seeking to take more than a billion dollar chunk out of Google’s bottom line. Just because Oracle’s damage calculations add up to ten figures doesn’t mean that the court will agree with...Read More
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