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4/15/2015
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Google Disputes EU Antitrust Charges

Google insists that its conduct has been lawful and beneficial to the market.

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Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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4/16/2015 | 4:06:18 PM
Re: Build a better mouse trap
We are going to have to dig deeper to pin-point exactly the pain point that is concerning EU. If online shopping is the major area of concern then, by seeing the number of visitors it seems that Amazon and Ebay is in a duopoly position.
Li Tan
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4/16/2015 | 2:28:47 PM
Re: Google
I agree - this is good news for both Google and the industry. It's hard to draw clear line between two closely interrelated areas. Hence it makes little sense to regulate it completely by law.
DDURBIN1
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4/16/2015 | 9:28:56 AM
Build a better mouse trap
I don't understand the EU commission's logic here.  Unlike an OS, the market was and is retitled with search products.  They are not rare creatures.  The market had and has plenty of choices to choice.  Google built a better mouse trap.  Google search engine success is not based on maniulative market practices such as those once used by Intel aganst hardware manufactures that chose to use AMD in the past.  Instead the market chose to use Google.  As for Android, again hardware manufactures don't have to offer Android but the market, i.e. comsumers,  have demanded its use because of the success of Google Play.  Sure the success of Android is tied to the success of Google play but again there are plenty of other media purchasing services.  Google has not put a gun to the head of any user of their products.  The EU is wasting a lot of their time and money.  
Brian.Dean
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4/16/2015 | 6:09:46 AM
Google
This is great news because it depicts a world that is defining "Search" as a separate category.

A long time ago, Microsoft was in a similar situation with antitrust laws, the firm tried to define software and an OS, in the same category. However, the courts decided to treat the two categories as different areas and the results have been quite good for the markets. 

As far as Google (the search) is concerned. I tend to agree to their statement -- since a long time, social media has also been entering the search space.
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