The Plot to Kill Google

The bid to stop the Yahoo deal was just one front in an emerging multipronged war against Google. The company's growth, ambitions, and politics have made it a target of some of the country's most powerful businesses and interest groups. When Google pressed the Federal Communications Commission to reallocate "white space"—unused chunks of radio spectrum—for wireless broadband and other uses, it ran into a counter-lobbying effort that included everyone ... Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
3.9
by Fabrice Florin - Jan. 23, 2009

Great investigative report on the efforts by Microsoft, AT&T, DOJ and others to discredit Google on charges of monopoly and invasion of privacy. The authors have collected a solid stream of factual evidence to shed light on this matter, including coverage of behind-the-scenes conversations between decision makers involved in these efforts.

Who's calling the kettle black? I find it ironic that AT&T and Microsoft would conspire against Google's alleged monopoly, when they themselves are notorious for their abuses of power. I believe that Google does need to be restrained, like other oversized corporations; but serial offenders like AT&T and Microsoft should not be allowed as much influence on governmental decisions as they seem to have had in this case.

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