FORTUNE: The antitrust case against Google

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Yelp gets popular? Copy their info, shove Yelp to the bottom of the page and put Google Places and reviews at the top.



Groupon won't sell? Spend billions from other businesses to destroy them.



Twitter and Facebook innovate on search? Take their content, whine when they try and stop you then spend billions to prevent their growth and hopefully destroy them.



Apple working on a touchscreen smartphone? Spend billions from another business and copy everything you can, down to swipes and apps.



Need a smartphone operating system with Java. Take Java and use it for your own ends.



Need a location mapping technology and Skyhook won't sell? Spend billions from your monopoly profits and strongarm your partners and drive Skyhook out of business.



Buy up the big travel search sites.



Claim you are open source but share nothing related to what your business claims to be about -- search, and nothing related to how you make your money -- advertising



Claim you are open and standards based but control who gets access to your smartphone operating system



Like all rich monopolists, they spend millions hiring high priced lobbyists and public relations teams inside the Beltway -- for their direct benefit








http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/...e/?iid=SF_F_LN

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 22,827member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FriedLobster View Post


    Yelp gets popular? Copy their info, shove Yelp to the bottom of the page and put Google Places and reviews at the top.



    Groupon won't sell? Spend billions from other businesses to destroy them.



    Twitter and Facebook innovate on search? Take their content, whine when they try and stop you then spend billions to prevent their growth and hopefully destroy them.



    Apple working on a touchscreen smartphone? Spend billions from another business and copy everything you can, down to swipes and apps.



    Need a smartphone operating system with Java. Take Java and use it for your own ends.



    Need a location mapping technology and Skyhook won't sell? Spend billions from your monopoly profits and strongarm your partners and drive Skyhook out of business.



    Buy up the big travel search sites.



    Claim you are open source but share nothing related to what your business claims to be about -- search, and nothing related to how you make your money -- advertising



    Claim you are open and standards based but control who gets access to your smartphone operating system



    Like all rich monopolists, they spend millions hiring high priced lobbyists and public relations teams inside the Beltway -- for their direct benefit








    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/...e/?iid=SF_F_LN



    Actually your list is the old Brian S. Hall talking points, not from the Apple 2.0 editor. He's simply repeating it for some reason.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    Actually your list is the old Brian S. Hall talking points, not from the Apple 2.0 editor. He's simply repeating it for some reason.



    thanks for telling us what everyone already knows.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 22,827member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FriedLobster View Post


    thanks for telling us what everyone already knows.



    You're quite welcome.
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