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Danny Sullivan on "Google's Broken Promises"


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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?” … Continued


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FairSearch Principles for Evaluating Remedies to Google's Antitrust Violations


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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 … Continued


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Google's "Don't Be Evil" Hoax Continues: Paid Inclusion Blurs "Lines Between Ads And Search Results"


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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 … Continued


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Google Founder on the Dismal Future of the Internet


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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 … Continued


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Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Sergey Brin…


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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 … Continued


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FCC: "Google Deliberately Impeded and Delayed" Wi-Spy Investigation


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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 … Continued


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Checking in on Google Flight Search


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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 … Continued


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


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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 … Continued


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


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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 … Continued


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The Google Problem


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“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 … Continued