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Christopher Mims – Has Google Succumbed to Monopolistic Practices?

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Has Google Succumbed to Monopolistic Practices?

A devastating critique suggests the search engine is unfairly favoring its own services.

Christopher Mims 11/21/2010


(cc) Danny Sullivan

When you control 85% of the search market, deciding to put your own services at the top of your search rankings, no matter their popularity or pagerank — what’s known as hard-coding, as opposed to “unbiased” algorithmic search results — constitutes monopolistic practices. A straightforward analysis of Google’s search results conducted by Ben Edelman, a professor at Harvard Business School, suggests this is exactly what the search giant is doing.

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