1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News European Parliament votes for Google break-up resolution

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 28 Nov 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,401
    Likes Received:
    1,814
  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,263
    Likes Received:
    317
    Is it still a monopoly if you have achieved your market dominance via customer choice ?
    Hypothetical speaking, if everyone buys my cheesecakes because they're really tasty and everyone else makes icky cheesecake, is it my fault that people can't match my cheesecake making skills ?
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    5,013
    Likes Received:
    377
    Not your fault, but you can easily comply with the break up by spinning of each different flavour into its own company, then have a company outside EU jurisdiction that is the majority shareholder for all of them, essentially rendering the break up meaningless.
     
    Last edited: 28 Nov 2014
  4. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

    Joined:
    13 Mar 2005
    Posts:
    345
    Likes Received:
    1
    How are search engine makers going to make money if they can't have "other commercial services"?
    I guess we would end up having to pay per search done or something like that.. goodbye free search engines?
    -Jacob
     
  5. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    4,699
    Likes Received:
    172
    the same could have been said about internet explorer, but the eu ruled on that as well
     
  6. David

    David RIP Tel

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,226
    Likes Received:
    2,203
    No. Internet Explorer was bundled with Windows. The argument there is that Microsoft abused the dominance of its OS to push IE and hammer the competition.
     
  7. s1n1s

    s1n1s New Member

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    163
    Likes Received:
    2
    How about duckduckgo they do not harvest your data nor do they manipulate your search
     
  8. forum_user

    forum_user forum_title

    Joined:
    4 Jan 2012
    Posts:
    511
    Likes Received:
    3
    I'm not saying you're wrong about DuckDuckGo, but I don't believe ANY company any more.
     

Share This Page