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Yahoo + Google Merger Stirs Up Antitrust Fears

A couple of weeks ago, the possible assimilation of Yahoo by Microsoft caused people to wonder about the future of Google. Now that Microsoft’s bid is off the table, a Yahoo + Google merger is swirling around again. According to BBC, the potential merging of search engine giants is facing a call from activists of regulatory intervention.

In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Thoma Barnett, head of the Justice Department’s anti-trust division, the coalition argues that such a deal would give Google almost 90% of the search advertising market and strengthen its influence over internet users’ access to information.

“We face a possible future in which no content could be seamlessly accessed without Google’s permission,” the letter states.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

2 Comments

  1. (Jān)
    May 12, 2008 @ 10:12:09

    I use Clusty.com as my search engine. No frills, no tracking personal data, plus a handy organization of search results. Google doesn’t have my soul yet! ;P

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  2. Sherry Thomas
    May 12, 2008 @ 12:18:13

    Google already has my soul and they can keep it or even sell it, as long as they give me Google Books in return. Google Books is hands down the best thing to ever happen to me in terms of research.

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