2019/08/13: June (as shown at the top of this post) is when zero-click searches in browsers passed 50%, but the pie chart above shows that even before that, Google was sending a huge portion of search clicks to their own properties (~6% of queries and ~12% of clicks). Those properties include YouTube, Maps, Android, Google’s blog, subdomains of Google.com, and a dozen or so others (full list here).
Maybe Google’s websites are ranking exclusively because they’re the best result, but if Congress is asking questions about whether a monopoly is potentially abusing its market dominance in one field to unfairly compete in another, I’ve got something else they’ll want to see. It’s a chart of where searches happened on major web properties in Q2, and as you can see, there’s no competition.
2018/02/08: Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history. The only logical conclusion? We must bust up big tech.
2018/01/16: A new answer could change how we think about unions, monopolies, and the minimum wage.
Here is Lord Macauley (successfully) opposing an extension of copyright term from 28 to 60 years in the 1840s:
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Today the European Parliament passed a resolution introduced by the two large groups, EPP and S&D, on "consumer rights in the digital single market". This resolution had caused quite a stir in the international press since last weekend - before it was even formally submitted to the Parliament. Multiple news outlets created the impression that the Parliament wanted to break up Google.
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The industry is right that Jeff Bezos is destroying them. But he's not doing it by abusing monopoly power. They're weak because they're not doing anything useful. People who care about literature and ideas will be better off without them.
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The EU Competition Commission, which levied a fine on Microsoft, had indicated long before the announcement what was in store, so "EU fines Microsoft" was
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Intel's plans for gigantic 450 mm chip fabs will be derailed if it can't fill their production lines...
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August 6, 2012 Evidence abounds that the industry business model of online advertising, minus Google, is shockingly weak competitively, given how many people assume advertising is supposed to be the viable competitive monetization engine that will sustain the "free and open Internet" long term. Anyone open to connecting-the-dots of recent public evidence will see an Continue Reading
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