Is Google the New Antitrust Target?
When Microsoft was under the antitrust gun, former government target IBM piled on. Now that Google is gaining dominance, it's only fair that Microsoft take a few shots.
And that's just what Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith did in a recent speech, arguing that Google's 90 percent share of the online advertising market should raise serious questions -- questions Google should be made to answer.
Smith is not alone. Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France and husband of the best-looking first lady ever, also wants Google investigated.
Is Google good or bad for media? And what do you think of antitrust laws? If you back them, who would you prosecute? Render your verdict at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 02/03/2010 at 1:17 PM