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Do you think the Government should regulate Google?

Surprise, Surprise~ Thomas Friedman of the New York Times thinks it's time to regulate Google~
In the past few months, Google has come under investigation by antitrust regulators in Europe. Rivals have accused Google of placing the Web sites of affiliates like Google Maps or YouTube at the top of Internet searches and relegating competitors to obscurity down the list. In the United States, Google said it expects antitrust regulators to scrutinize its $700 million purchase of the flight information software firm ITA, with which it plans to enter the online travel search market occupied by Expedia, Orbitz, Bing and others.


Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:27 AM on Jul. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (15)
  • I think it's pathetic and is indicative of the everybody gets a trophy mentality. You have to put the reigns on innovation because you don't know how to make it work for you. IMO, it just promotes mediocrity in any industry when you have the government telling you how to operate the private sector.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:48 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I agree with Quinn. Someone is innovative and creative and becomes super-successful. Then the government comes in a crushes them with regulation. You see this in our school system as well.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:52 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Recognizing mediocrity, one trophy at a time. LOL.  Who should we bestow the honor of a new motto?  I can think of plenty of things the government has control of that fit this description.  Funny and sad at the same time.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:06 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Talk about opening Pandora's Box!!! Can't wait to see what the Obama Administration has in store next!!



    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:49 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I look at all of the other search engines and Google far exceeds any of them. Maybe Microsoft has their panties in a knot because nobody uses Bing and Google has surpassed them with their capabilities. Not just with search engines, but with pretty much everything on the internet. Google does everything right. That's just my opinion.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:10 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Of course not - that's why I don't vote for any of the idiots that subscribe to that type of thinking. Shame more people don't look at the big picture instead of the letter after the name.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:51 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • When did all the school nerds get into office?

    Those aren't the school nerds - it's the popular jocks. They don't have the first clue about technology or how it works so it scares them and they have an intense need to beat it down. If it were the school nerds they wouldn't keep trying to "fix" things they don't understand and would only make it all worse (net neutrality, etc)

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:31 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • throwing up


    Answer by outstandingLove at 11:34 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I think it fits in with the ulterior motives of this admin. We the people don't have sense enough to use anything but the best, so of course we need the gov't to tell us what search engine to use, which restaurant to go to, what to order off that menu, which light bulbs to use, where to go on vacation, which car to drive, which gas to use in that vehicle, what to throw away and what to recycle, and so on and so forth. Because it just wouldn't do for us to think for ourselves, we might, just might, figure out what they are really up to, and turn on the Great One!

    Answer by 29again at 1:14 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • it this the change you wanted "Government control over everything"?


    Answer by gammie at 11:40 AM on Jul. 16, 2010