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Microsoft EU Fine Shows Irony of Tech Antitrust

Microsoft was just fined a whopping $732M by EU antitrust regulators for breaking a voluntary agreement to give 15M users a choice of internet browsers beyond IE. The challenge according to Microsoft is they had a technical glitch which first...

Attention Social, App and Search users, YOU are the Product

Original image from Shutterstock A little understood notion is that for those people using free services and apps, you are the product and generally speaking the advertiser is the customer. The exception is when no ads are shown and...

The Worst News Day so far for Google and Apple

This has been a rough news day for Apple and Google – it started with information regarding a class-action lawsuit pertaining to handshake no-poaching agreements and from there we have news of just how onerous the iBooks 2 policies are...

Keep Bing at Microsoft

From a  competitive position, it would be major trouble to remove Bing from the deep pockets of Microsoft. Talk of the business being potentially sold to Facebook when that company needs to focus on fighting Google+ makes little sense. There...

Will AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Slow Wireless Innovation?

AT&T has done an incredible job of getting special interest group after group to endorse its merger with T-Mobile, saying it will provide better broadband access for minorities, rural subscribers and just about any group of people you can think...

Sprint Tries Desperately to Block AT&T, T-Mobile USA Merger

At a time when wireless broadband is becoming so important to US consumers and businesses, how can it make sense to have less choice in the market? Moreover, as carriers shift from all-you-can-eat pricing to a tiered system, isn't it...

New Google Antitrust Probe and the Obama Connection

I asked in January of 2009 if Eric Schmidt was intentionally cozying up to candidate and then president Obama to protect a Google monopoly. The same year I brought the question up again as a response to an article in...

So Google Can Alter its Results Manually?

Recently it was reported that former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt tried to have his political contributions hidden from Google. The news reminded me that a few years back I wrote about the cozy relationship between Schmidt and President Obama...

Microsoft, Google and EU Antitrust - Is Facebook Next?

In the recent antitrust allegations being brought against Google by Microsoft, some of the controversy surrounds Microsoft's inability to access YouTube content on its Windows smartphone as well as its Bing search engine. The challenge is being caused by the...

Did the FTC Let Google Off Easy?

You have likely heard Google was investigated by the FTC for privacy breaches regarding its Street View data gathering practices which collected passwords and emails in some cases. TMC’s Erin Harrison covered this news explaining the FTC dropped the case...

Microsoft Uses Courts and Other Companies to Fight Google

In the blink of an eye a company can become invisible on a search engine due to an algorithm or policy change and in the process they can lose millions of dollars or more. Last month an internet marketing company...

Suddenly Murdoch is a Real Threat to Google?

No sooner did I write my latest post on how Google could be in danger of the feds investigating them due to antitrust concerns does this entry turn up explaining how Rupert Murdoch and other newspapers could stop Google from...

Antitrust Problems Ahead for Google?

In January of this year I asked if Eric Schmidt is cozying up to President Obama to protect a Google Monopoly. I took some flak for the post but the reality is the reality - the company seems to be...

Is Eric Schmidt Protecting a Google Monopoly?

Photo courtesy of NY Times Eric Schmidt seems to be everywhere but most often attached to the hip of President Obama. I have a simple question to ask. Many of us know Google is more or less a monopoly...

Is There a Need for Telco 2.0?

Recently good friend and PR 2.0 guru Andy Abramson commented on which people would be the ideal heads of a Telco 2.0 companies. I thought the post was quite intriguing as it got me thinking about the various people I...

Pandora Competes Handily With Satellite Radio

In the past I have written about not allowing the XM/Sirius satellite merger take place. I figured it would be bad for consumers. However a single website changed my mind a few months back. That website is actually a streaming...

Great White Monopoly

When you own the lines you can get away with murder. If this sort of activity isn’t an example of a monopoly at work, I am not sure what is....
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