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(Reuters)   Google is challenging its record EU antitrust fine in court with the spare lawyers and change it has rattling around the cupholders of its mapmobiles   ( reuters.com) divider line
    More: Followup, European Union, EU antitrust fine, EU decision, EU competition enforcer, EU sanction, European Union decision, Luxembourg-based General Court, U.S. firm Alphabet  
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2017-09-12 05:19:37 PM  
I really have not been following this EU case... what is the basis?  A Cliff's Notes version?  And not just "Google is really big."
 
2017-09-12 11:23:51 PM  

downstairs: I really have not been following this EU case... what is the basis?  A Cliff's Notes version?  And not just "Google is really big."


Google is really big so its not fair for them to put their own ads above their search results.
 
2017-09-12 11:59:24 PM  

lordargent: downstairs: I really have not been following this EU case... what is the basis?  A Cliff's Notes version?  And not just "Google is really big."

Google is really big so its not fair for them to put their own ads above their search results.


Where are they supposed to put ads? Page 2 with the dead bodies?

I'd be more concerned with immoral practices done by advertisers, such as the fake low price professional service listing who then charge exhorbitant prices.
 
2017-09-13 03:36:01 AM  

wildcardjack: Where are they supposed to put ads? Page 2 with the dead bodies?


It's even dumber than that.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/technology/business/google-eu-antitru​s​t-fine/index.html

"The Commission said that Google acted illegally by giving priority placement in search results to its own shopping service, while relegating results from rivals to areas where potential buyers were much less likely to click."

And this is the example image
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The shopping box contains ads from Walmart, Amazon, BB&B and Williams Sonama. The complaint is that those ads are too prominent and that people don't visit sites further down in the search results.
 
2017-09-13 06:20:07 AM  
I hope Google gets their arschlöcher widened with a 2" reamer and alerted to the fact that most of the world is sick of their shjt.

Make that a 50mm precision German stainless steel high speed power reamer.
 
2017-09-13 07:17:09 AM  

lordargent: wildcardjack: Where are they supposed to put ads? Page 2 with the dead bodies?

It's even dumber than that.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/technology/business/google-eu-antitrus​t-fine/index.html

"The Commission said that Google acted illegally by giving priority placement in search results to its own shopping service, while relegating results from rivals to areas where potential buyers were much less likely to click."

And this is the example image
[img.fark.net image 799x495]

The shopping box contains ads from Walmart, Amazon, BB&B and Williams Sonama. The complaint is that those ads are too prominent and that people don't visit sites further down in the search results.


By that logic... Can I sue a TV station for antitrust violations if I open up a small corner restaurant, and the TV station accepts money from Applebees to air commercials?

Not saying Google doesn't do some shady crap, but this seems like absolute nonsense.
 
2017-09-13 07:51:11 AM  

Sydney Bridges: I hope Google gets their arschlöcher widened with a 2" reamer and alerted to the fact that most of the world is sick of their shjt.

Make that a 50mm precision German stainless steel high speed power reamer.


So don't use anything they make.
 
2017-09-13 08:06:12 AM  

lordargent: wildcardjack: Where are they supposed to put ads? Page 2 with the dead bodies?

It's even dumber than that.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/technology/business/google-eu-antitru s t-fine/index.html

"The Commission said that Google acted illegally by giving priority placement in search results to its own shopping service, while relegating results from rivals to areas where potential buyers were much less likely to click."

And this is the example image
[img.fark.net image 799x495]

The shopping box contains ads from Walmart, Amazon, BB&B and Williams Sonama. The complaint is that those ads are too prominent and that people don't visit sites further down in the search results.


Eh...I haven't looked at those in years.  My ad blockers and hosts file prevent them from opening up so I just gloss over them until I get to the actual search results.

Gotta ask -- Isn't putting Amazon and Walmart, two of Google's competitors in other markets, in the results the opposite of anti-trust?
 
2017-09-13 08:06:24 AM  

lordargent: Google is really big so its not fair for them to put their own ads above their search results.


You forgot to add "and they're not European" at the end there.
 
2017-09-13 08:24:23 AM  

wildcardjack: lordargent: downstairs: I really have not been following this EU case... what is the basis?  A Cliff's Notes version?  And not just "Google is really big."

Google is really big so its not fair for them to put their own ads above their search results.

Where are they supposed to put ads? Page 2 with the dead bodies?

I'd be more concerned with immoral practices done by advertisers, such as the fake low price professional service listing who then charge exhorbitant prices.


I think they are afraid the dead bodies could be placed on the first page now, but only the bottom part.
 
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