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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-11-10 13:39
The Senate's 52-46 rejection of the Resolution of Disapproval of the FCC's net neutrality regulations (after the House voted differently 240-179 to disapprove last spring), is a classic pyrrhic victory for net neutrality proponents in two big ways.
First, the issue put the FCC on the political radar screen of every Member of Congress, and not in a good way.
For several hours the Senate debated and then officially voted on whether the Constitutionally-authorized Congress should be the entity to effectively establish new Internet law, or whether unelected FCC commissioners with no direct statutory authority from Congress should be able to effectively establish new Internet law and effectively claim boundless unchecked regulatory power whenever they see fit.
Supporters of the FCC were put in the very awkward position of politically having to defend a constitutional/legal position that:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-11-07 17:47
As the Senate prepares to vote on the fate of the FCC's net neutrality regulations this week, it's instructive to look more closely at the politics of regulating the Internet.
Read my Forbes Tech Capitalist post here.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-11-02 18:56
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-10-28 11:03
How could Google fail to meet the security needs of the City of Los Angeles in its trophy government cloud contract?
Learn why in my Forbes Tech Capitalist post here, entitled "Google Too Fast and Loose for LAPD."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-10-24 11:26
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-10-14 14:28
Google's 3Q11 earnings call and release provided lots of new and relevant evidence to the many antitrust investigations of Google going on around the world.
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 Mon, 2011-06-27 11:27
Find an FTC-Google Antitrust Primer here that asks and answers the Top Ten Questions about:
This primer is based on a combination of new analysis and an update of the best of four years of Google antitrust research, which can be found at: www.Googleopoly.net.
The Top Ten Q&A are:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-05-16 18:14
With reports of the FTC's looming antitrust investigation of Google, it is highly-relevant that Google now has ~93.7% of U.S. revenue share of search advertising and that Google has taken ~26% of the search advertising revenue share that it did not have a year ago.
Many do not realize that antitrust authorities already believe that Google is a monopoly, because the most commonly cited market share numbers in the media are from ComScore, which tracks share of searches not search advertising revenue share.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-03-14 16:35
It will be surprising if the Republican FCC Commissioners and a bipartisan majority of Congress do not oppose the FCC's unwarranted war on wireless competition policy.
The linchpin of the FCC's de-competition policy to restore the FCC to its pre-1996 monopoly regulation glory days, and to put the FCC in more control of the communications sector going forward, is to politically define away the existence of "effective competition," in order to justify FCC regulation of the mobile Internet.