Two stories about Google indicate the dangers of antitrust in fast moving tech industries. Microsoft is urging the EU antitrust authorities to sue Google. (Microsoft was itself the victim of a massive antitrust action. I guess it is true that abusers are likely to have been themselves abused.) At the same time Google is rolling out a new social tweak to its search function because it is losing business to Facebook. Let’s hope Google doesn’t sue Facebook. The Web was better when it was the Wild West.
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Paul H. Rubin, Antitrust in Tech Industries, Truth on the Market (March 31, 2011), https://truthonthemarket.com/2011/03/31/antitrust-in-tech-industries/