Thursday, May 21, 2009

FT.com / Companies / Media - Google tries to avoid the regulatory noose

It’s interesting to ponder how this perspective can be reconciled with Google’s complaints to governments about the actions of other companies.  See the full article for more creative posturing.

Google is on a charm offensive to convince governments and the general public that the internet advertising company should not be subjected to new privacy or antitrust regulation.

“When markets get regulated, creative innovation is slowed. We don’t think that is a good outcome,” said Eric Schmidt, chief executive. “A much better outcome is for us to use good judgement. We take what we see as the consumer interest as our guiding principle,” he said.

FT.com / Companies / Media - Google tries to avoid the regulatory noose

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