Breaking up Google: Hard to do.

So here is a non-profit suggesting that the DOJ break up Google to address its monopolistic hold on Internet search.  Good luck.  One alternative proposal that sounds interesting is regulating it as a public utility. 

Consumer Watchdog Calls on Justice Department to Launch Antitrust Action Against Google, Including Possible Breakup — WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

The letter from John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, praised the DOJ for its opposition to the Google Books case and the Federal Trade Commission’s intense investigation of the proposed $750 million acquisition of AdMob. However, the group said it is time to move beyond a reactive approach and “actively restrain Google’s broader ability to abuse both users and advertisers.”

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Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. mmm yes be carefull for what you ask for though as teh break up of att went so well didn’t it.


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