Tuesday 30 November 2010

EU launches Google antitrust probe, what do you think?


The European Commission has launched an investigation into Google after other search engines complained that the firm had abused its dominant position.

The EC will examine whether the world’s largest search engine penalised competing services in its results.

We sent our reporters out onto the streets to find out what you thought about the world’s largest search provider potentially abusing it’s market position.

Woman on the Street “Hang on, are you telling me that my searches might not be displaying the best results for ‘German Cheerleaders with no gag reflex’?”

Mike Williams, Home Worker

Man on the Street “If the EU are struggling to know where to start, they should try Googling ‘Google Antitrust’.”

Debra Flintoff, Researcher

Man on the Street “They should also look into why their search engine automatically puts hundreds of filthy terms into my browser history by default. Now, you’re SURE my wife will definitely see this?”

James Warne, Accountant

Woman on the Street

“Seriously, when are we gonna cut these globalised multi-billion dollar corporations some slack?”

Emily Lloyd, Internet Lawyer

Happy Man

“What do you mean ‘other search engines’?”

Mike Logan, PR

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