A European Revolution against Google’s Virtual Colonialization?

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The European Parliament reportedly is scheduled to vote this week on a political non-binding resolution urging the European Commission to “enforce EU competition rules decisively” against search engines, i.e. Google. What is going on? In a nutshell, this vote has...[Read more]

The GoogleNet Playbook & Zero Pricing – A Special Report

— Scott Cleland

GoogleNet is Google’s vision to leverage its proliferating dominance by offering global, near-free Internet-access, mobile connectivity, and Internet-of-Things connectivity via a global, largely-wireless, Android-based, “GoogleNet,” that is subsidized by Google’s search and search advertising dominance and by “open Internet” zero...[Read more]

Google’s Dominance Isn’t Peaking Its Proliferating!

— Scott Cleland

Apparently Google hopes to convince the new European Commission to buy into the same market predicate that it convinced Mr. Almunia to accept — that the fast and ever-changing Internet marketplace has rendered lasting market dominance and antitrust enforcement obsolete....[Read more]

Google’s Mission Statement Updated – A Satire

— Scott Cleland

Last week the Financial Times asked Google CEO Larry Page in an interview on Google’s ambitions if Google needed to update its well-known mission statement: “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Mr. Page actually...[Read more]

EC Must Learn from Almunia’s Google Mistakes – An Open Letter to EC

— Scott Cleland

Dear European Commission Official, History teaches that those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Specifically, as the new European Commission takes charge of the mess that is the Google competition case, it is important...[Read more]

Stealing from Competitors is “How Google Works”

— Scott Cleland

Google executives’ saccharine best-selling book: “How Google Works,” predictably ignores and whitewashes how Google steals to make its free model work. This piece spotlights the likely “Post-it Child” of Google theft victims and five other theft victims that Google has...[Read more]

Fact-checking Google Schmidt’s “Ich bin ein Big-fibber” Berlin Speech

— Scott Cleland

History should remember Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s speech in Berlin, “The New Gründergeist,” as the “Ich bin ein Bigfibber” speech, because of his many big fibs about Google’s antitrust and data protection problems in Europe. Claim: “Really, our biggest search...[Read more]

Google Profiting from Hacked Celebrity Women Photos is “How Google Works”

— Scott Cleland

Google executives are on tour selling their new book: “How Google Works,” which actually tells very little about how Google really works when it comes to Google’s effect on people, and the protection of their well-being, property, privacy, safety, and...[Read more]

Top 10 Reasons Why Google is Causing EU More Problems than Microsoft Did

— Scott Cleland

European Commission Vice President for Competition Joaquin Almunia recently warned the European Parliament that “Microsoft was investigated [for] 16 years, which is four times as much as the Google investigation has taken, and there are more problems with Google than...[Read more]

Google’s WorldWideWatch over the WorldWideWeb – New White Paper on Google’s Data Dominance

— Scott Cleland

[Note: Please find “Google’s WorldWideWatch over the WorldWideWeb” White Paper -- here.] The European Commission’s 28-month-old Google search Statement of Objections is out of date and myopic. What’s changed since the May 2012 EC-Google search settlement baseline? Google has extended...[Read more]