Comments on: Google antitrust deal sets stage for bigger fight http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/08/google-antitrust-deal-sets-stage-for-bigger-fight/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CommonSensLogic http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/08/google-antitrust-deal-sets-stage-for-bigger-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-6993 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:14:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5742#comment-6993 Of all the Internet giants, Yahoo has, albeit unintentionally, contributed more to the American economic development via search engines than any other.

This happened before Icahn forced its control on Yahoo and ruined its lofty philosophy.

Yahoo created the idea of a search engine. If Yahoo sought intellectual property protection on the search engine idea, Google would either have to be a subsidiary of Yahoo, or must pay hefty royalty to Yahoo, enough to fend off Icahn’s hostile moves.

Imagine how much creativity and excellent innovation on searches that hypothetical situation would have stifled, if Yahoo had imposed its intellectual property right. Likewise, the antitrust judges and lawmakers need to heighten their knowledge and sharpen their awareness about the sensitivity of creative industries to over-regulation and under-regulation. Over focus on short term gains results in myopic legal policies that restrict long term growth.

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By: LBK2 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/08/google-antitrust-deal-sets-stage-for-bigger-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-6992 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 20:19:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5742#comment-6992 What I see is very large companies who preach merit and open market, but resort to lawsuits and lobbying because they really can’t compete.

In other words, hypocrites.

Because NO ONE is forcing us to use use Google products and services. We use them because they ARE better.

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By: Greenfelder http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/08/google-antitrust-deal-sets-stage-for-bigger-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-6989 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:11:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5742#comment-6989 This is very interesting, but I think you have left the bigger meat of this article unexplored. This issue brings up the increasing importance of Google as one of the most potent antidotes to corporate advertising by virtue of its imperviousness to corruption by big money. This will be the lynch-pin issue regarding the fight over a free global super-society and the Orwellian Corporate State envisioned by the major news networks and Western Geo-political elite. Project for a New American Century vs. Ecotopia!

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By: Libertarian1976 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/08/google-antitrust-deal-sets-stage-for-bigger-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-6986 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 13:59:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5742#comment-6986 You have to admit, it is pretty ironic that after all these years of suffering Microsoft (MS)systems’ abuse, they (MS) have the audacity to complain about software development. Google’s success partly derived from the failure of MS to really lead the future and their protection of everything MS based.

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By: konaboy http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/04/08/google-antitrust-deal-sets-stage-for-bigger-fight/comment-page-1/#comment-6984 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 07:56:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5742#comment-6984 If Microsoft can sue Google because “Google made it hard for Microsoft’s mobile phone software to show videos from YouTube” Then Microsoft should compensate all web developers for having to write multiple websites just to compensate for Internet Explorers lack of W3C compliance. I started developing webpages in 1992 in Hawaii (where tourism is huge, and I was one of the only web developers), but I gave up trying to build beautiful pages that could display properly in HTML compliant browsers and NON-compliant Internet Explorer! Microsoft’s non-compliance of the W3C standard (of which they are a member, but have always defied) cost me a very lucrative career.

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