The EU Investigates Google — Is Google Really the Victim?

I am not totally convinced that Google is a victim in the EU investigation (see MSNBC for background).  While industry concentration is (by itself) largely unimportant as an antitrust concern, conduct and performance do matter.  When there is an absence of effective competition or the presence of barriers to entry, a dominant firm can exercise market […]

Consumer Group Says Department of Justice Needs to Scrutinize Google/Yahoo Partnership

With Google’s Dominance in Online Search and Advertising, Deal Raises Serious Concerns for Consumers   Washington, DC, October 20, 2008 — As the Department of Justice moves closer to deciding whether to take action to block the partnership between Google and Yahoo, or impose conditions on the deal, the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen […]