Friday, July 2, 2010
According to the French, Google is a Monopoly
Article in the NY TImes today says that the French have declared Google a monopoly. The article goes on to say that Google dropped ads from a French firm that sells products enabling people to know where police are. Again, I wonder if Google was a French firm if the ruling would be the same. We will continue to see firms in the tech sector having "monopoly" positions because they are producing network goods--goods that are more valuable to a consumer when most other consumers use the good. Finally, the article notes that this could have an effect of Google's future creativity since antitrust lawyers will now have more influence on what they do.