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Google is apparently going to disregard the investigation into any antitrust practices, and move forward in its advertising deal with Yahoo! in October, unless the government stops them.

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt appeared on Bloomberg TV today in an interview from which he is quoted as saying, "We are in the process of talking to the government. They’ve not indicated one way or the other how they’re dealing with us."

In a bold statement back in June, Google said it would give the Justice Department three and a half months to scrutinize the deal before they moved forward. Now Google intends to make good on that statement and go forward with or without the consent of the department (unless of course they are made to stop).

"Ultimately we have confidence that they’ll be able to conduct their review within that time period and allow us to move forward." a Google spokesperson told Bloomberg.

The deal itself would see Yahoo showing Google AdWords ads throughout the American and Canadian versions of its search results. The deal of course came just after the Microsoft-Yahoo heartbreaker. Some people thought Google and Yahoo! should’ve reached a similar deal a long time ago, but instead, Yahoo! went on with it’s own Panama platform. Yahoo eventually acknowledged the fact that there was much more money to be made with Google, and decided to submit to the search advertising powerhouse.

Just how much of a powerhouse it becomes is still up to the government though, no matter what Google says it’s going to do in October. Schmidt’s comments today will probably at least give the Justice Department a kick in the pants to get its butt in gear with this investigation, so everyone can find out at least where all the card lie.

You Think the Government Is Going to Stop Google?


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  • Roy

    Google is playing with fire.  They are looking to be broken up.  Now they came up with a browser.  Keep it up Google. 

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    Yahoo! went on with it’s own Panama platform. Yahoo eventually acknowledged the fact that there was much more money to be made with Google, and decided to submit to the search advertising powerhouse.

     

    In bed with the enemy?

    It’s all about the Benjamins LOL

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    I see nothing wrong with business partnerships, as long as it’s not at consumers’ expense.

    Bear in mind, though, that they’re not just a search engine anymore. Sure- they’ve expanded into fairly relevant areas so far. That makes sense.

    However, the expanse into a completely different industry- and the arrogance to impose time limits on government action- begs the question…

    “How long until Google really is above the law?”

    They’re flying under the “knight in shining armor” image to ease resistance. They’re just trying to help, right?

    Sure, they seem to intend well now…

    The problem arises when the original intent becomes lost, and the “beast” is too big to bring back under control. They’re already global, and can influence the greater share of the world market- they don’t have far to go.

    What happens when Google becomes too powerfully dangerous? They dig deeper into your pocket, and find ways to manipulate you out of your hard-earned money.

    Wake up! They see money in it- that’s their motivation, Plain and Simple. You might feel better about saving a tree or two, but you won’t save a dime.

    Remember John D. Rockefeller, William Rockefeller, Samuel Andrews, Henry Flagler, & Jabez Bostwick? Just saying it could happen- it has before- only bigger.

    Google already has too much control, in my opinion. They should find their limit now. That’s the reason behind trust laws.

    If they want to tackle the green energy field, they can spawn a separate specialized company to do so, or simply fund the startup.

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