EU Charges Spotlight Google’s Self-Dealing Power

— Scott Cleland

Facts belie Google’s rote denials that it is dominant, and that favoring its own content over competitors is anti-competitive in the EU. As this post will prove below, the public facts are overwhelming that Google is dominant and self-dealing. But...[Read more]

EU-Google Antitrust Charges – Google’s Hidden #1 Problem

— Scott Cleland

Google’s biggest problem is not being charged with violation of antitrust laws in Europe; its biggest problem is a gross violation of trust of its roughly two billion users. Google became the world’s #1 most reputable and valuable brand in...[Read more]

Why Google’s Running Out of Antitrust Political Tricks

— Scott Cleland

Just when Google needs it most, its political bag of tricks to dodge antitrust enforcement may be running out. Reports that the EC is likely to issue a Statement of Objections ruling soon — that Google is >90% dominant in...[Read more]

Googlegate — The FTC Cover-up Evidence Piles Up

— wp_sysadmin

The FTC’s Googlegate cover-up problem is that while the FTC may be telling the truth, they apparently are not telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Don’t miss the brief summary below of the role political influence played...[Read more]

The Appearance of Google-USG Conflicts of Interest Grows

— Scott Cleland

Public evidence concerning the amount of special access Google has to the highest reaches of the U.S. Government creates at least the appearance that the U.S. Government’s business may not be “conducted with impartiality and integrity” as required under Federal...[Read more]

FTC-Googlegate Scandal Repercussions in EU & U.S.

— Scott Cleland

Previously unknown facts about the FTC staff’s 2011 Google search bias investigation have the makings of a potential scandal and cover-up with broad repercussions for Google with the European Commission, other countries, the FTC, State AGs and Congress. The WSJ...[Read more]

America’s Title II Protectionism Will Hurt Google & Silicon Valley in EU

— Scott Cleland

Last November, President Obama effectively abandoned America’s longstanding free trade Internet policy established by President Clinton, in favor of a protectionist Internet industrial policy to benefit America’s national champions, Silicon Valley, under the guise of “net neutrality” policy. Flipping U.S....[Read more]

Why is Google Obstructing Justice in Mississippi? EC Pay Attention

— Scott Cleland

Google’s recent bullying and intimidating behavior in Mississippi looks terrible and smells bad. Consider for yourself if Google’s corporate behavior in Mississippi is how innocent people or a responsible corporation act, if they have: a clear conscience, done nothing wrong,...[Read more]

What’s Google Really Up to in Wireless?

— Scott Cleland

News of Google getting into wireless service via an MVNO reseller relationship with Sprint and T-Mobile has many wondering what Google is really up to in wireless. What is Google’s wireless vision? And what are Google’s wireless business, technology and...[Read more]

Deceptive Branding is “How Google Works” – Ask EC Law Enforcement

— Scott Cleland

As EC law enforcement confronts Google’s uniquely extensive wrongdoing in competition, privacy/security, property, and tax matters, it is critical to examine if Google’s longstanding public promises to consumers to gain their trust are in fact true and trustworthy. Central to...[Read more]