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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-27 19:03
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Sat, 2011-09-24 15:43
This week's C-Span Communicators show covers the Google Antitrust hearing. See video here.
I was interviewed for fifteen minutes from the Google critic perspective and David Balto was interviewed for fifteen minutes from the Google proponent perspective.
"The Communicators" airs on Saturday at 6:30 ET and on Monday at 8am and 8pm on C-Span2.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-09-22 11:10
My latest Forbes blog: "Google's Bait and Switch Deception Exposed at Hearing" is here.
It describes the overarching and recurring theme of yesterday's Senate Antitrust hearing on Google, that Google built the trust of users and content owners with the bait of representations that Google Search is unbiased and only focused on the user, then once they became dominant, Google pulled the switch, and deceptively changed their business model to favor their own Google content over competitors' content, all while continuing to maintain that their search engine is still unbiased.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-09-19 17:47
See my Forbes post "Google 21st Century Robber Baron" which briefly tells the story of Google's Robber Baron rap sheet, in advance of Google's Wednesday Senate antitrust hearing.
The post also explains why Google's Board of Directors have been AWOL while all this scofflaw behavior has been going on.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-13 18:58
Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member, it is a real pleasure to be here today, and thank you again for not issuing that formal subpoena you had to threaten in order to compel us to testify.
Let me begin my testimony by taking this opportunity to divert the media’s attention from this hearing by making a series of Google public announcements that our news algorithms predict will bury news of today’s hearing on the second page of most search results.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-09-09 18:44
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-09-08 15:25
Google's purchase of Zagat, a leading restaurant guide and reviewer, opens a search conflict can of worms just as the FTC is in the middle of a broad antitrust investigation of Google, which includes investigating the allegation that Google deceptively favors its own content in its publicly represented unbiased search rankings.
Top ten questions for the FTC to ask Google.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-09-07 19:16
Don't miss a new very funny Google privacy satire by Comediva that AdWeek flagged:
This adds to a great lineup of other funny Google Greatest Hits satires that I have assembled on GoogleMonitor.com:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-08-24 14:02
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-08-12 17:39
To understand how Google is deceptively misdirecting attention away from their own ignominious record of serial property infringement by loudly accusing its competitors of being anti-competitive for enforcing their patent rights, see my new Forbes op-ed: "Google Asserts Property Rights Are Anti-Competitive."
This is important because:
Few have connected the dots of how Google's serial mass infringement of competitors' property has been integral to Google's rapid monopolization of the search business and its strategy to rapidly extend that search business market power in most every direction.
Simply, no one can compete with unabashed property infringers.
Find the op-ed here.