Saturday, July 23, 2011

Google Bows to Web Rivals - WSJ.com

Perhaps anticipating regulated-monopolist mode

Google Inc. has made changes to the way its search engine displays information about local businesses, a move that follows the disclosure of a U.S. antitrust investigation of its business practices.

The company said it removed snippets of customer reviews that were taken from other Web firms for its Google "Places" service, which has millions of pages for local businesses. Google's practices have drawn fire from some of those Web companies, and is believed to be among the issues the Federal Trade Commission is investigating.

Google Bows to Web Rivals - WSJ.com

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