Google May Be on The Dock Soon - Page 2
Although it seems unlikely that Google knowingly will have broken anti-trust regulations an investigation into its activities can have far-reaching effects. It tends to tie-up resources and distract managers from other tasks at a time when it is crucial that it focuses on the rapid development of social media services and Facebook’s reach. When Microsoft was investigated, for example, its managers spent countless manhours preparing statements and presenting evidence which, had they been put to better use, might have seen the software giant develop a better grasp of the web than it has now.
Whether the anti-trust investigation happens or not it will definitely impact on the consumer. As end-users of online services we all know that the lack of competition is not a good thing. As a matter of fact Google Caffeine and the Google Panda update were the direct result of BING’s presence and the way it displays results. Google is not an evil corporation (any more than Microsoft is) but that does not mean there should be no oversight or that it should be totally unchecked. Controls, balances and healthy competition always make for safer, slicker and better web services and that is what we really all want.