Sergey Brin Posts

Danny Sullivan on “Google’s Broken Promises”

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

FairSearch has frequently asked whether Google can really be trusted, a question that is as important as ever. Search Engine Land founding editor Danny Sullivan recently published a blog post titled “Google’s Broken Promises & Who’s Running The Search Engine?” calling Google out with two specific examples in the last two years. First broken promise, Read more »

FairSearch Principles for Evaluating Remedies to Google’s Antitrust Violations

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The members of FairSearch have often been asked, what remedies are our members seeking to resolve the harms that result from Google’s anti-competitive search and business practices. Enforcing existing competition laws in the online context is vital to fostering greater innovation, lower-cost online services, and increased economic growth. As is becoming increasingly evident, this need Read more »

Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” Hoax Continues: Paid Inclusion Blurs “Lines Between Ads And Search Results”

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Image from Business Insider   Yesterday, the Business Insider blog reported on Google’s latest detachment from its “don’t be evil” tagline: the introduction of paid inclusion in search results. This means that Google advertising products, which compete with general and vertical search engines, will look even more like organic search results, and users will find Read more »

Google Founder on the Dismal Future of the Internet

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Yesterday, Google Founder Sergey Brin shared his concern about the future of the Internet with The Guardian. Dominant companies, anticompetitive behavior, compliance with U.S. law?! You bet we were interested! Though we couldn’t believe what we read. In fact, here are the three most unbelievable moments from Sergey’s interview: 1. “Brin said he and co-founder Read more »

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Sergey Brin…

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The following is a guest blog post by FairSearch Spokesman Mark Corallo, Public Affairs Director for the Justice Department from 2002 to 2005. File this one in the category: “Did he really say that with a straight face?”  Billionaire Google co-founder Sergey Brin is actually worried that Internet freedom is under attack.  But not from Read more »

FCC: “Google Deliberately Impeded and Delayed” Wi-Spy Investigation

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission hit Google with a $25,000 fine on Friday after “Google deliberately impeded and delayed” its investigation into whether Google was “violating the federal communications law designed to prevent electronic eavesdropping” when its Street View project collected and stored data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. Google’s behavior during the investigation fits into a Read more »

Checking in on Google Flight Search

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

During the lengthy antitrust review of Google’s acquisition of ITA Software, Google promised that “the acquisition will benefit passengers, airlines and online travel agents by making it easier for users to comparison shop for flights and airfares and by driving more potential customers to airlines and online travel agencies’ websites.” Needless to say, when Google Read more »

Trust Us? Google on Doing What’s Best for Users (IMAGE)

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Google PR says its number one principle is to “do what’s best for the user.” Google says, “We make hundreds of changes to our algorithms every year to improve your search experience. Not every website can come out at the top of the page, or even appear on the first page of our search results.” Read more »

“Trust Us?” Can We Still Take Google at Its Word? Which One?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

About the time when Google was actively evading the Senate’s invitation to testify before the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee, Google published a blog post about “the principles that have guided us from the beginning.” The five principles are: Do what’s best for the user. Provide the most relevant answers as quickly as Read more »

The Google Problem

Monday, July 18th, 2011

“Serving our end users is at the heart of what we do and remains our number one priority” (Google Founders’ Letter, 2004). So said Larry and Sergey in the year they took Google public.  But six years earlier, when they were still students at Stanford, they had a different view.  In an academic paper they Read more »