Google-Opoly: The Game No One but Google Can Play
Jill sent over A Slate Story on Google, and the SearchKing lawsuit.
They say the legal question is whether Google\'s lead in the search-and-ranking business gives it unfair dominance over every Internet business, and the legal answer appears to be no.
For some reason they then go on to say the issues raised in the suit should concern anyone who worries about the ways in which the Internet promotes free speech in fabulous new ways while allowing a handful of companies to control access to that speech. They even go so far as to say nervous pundits have suggested that maybe Google ought to be regulated, as a utility or common carrier.
Seems funny coming from a site owned by Microsoft...