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Consumer Watchdog Calls on FTC to Break Up Google

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Oh and Apple isn't?

lanmansa

Nov 15, 2012, 4:42 PM
So they are saying that Google needs to be broken up but not other mega corps like Apple that has 3 times the revenue of Google? On that premise they should just break up Microsoft too for having an all-encompassing ecosystem of apps, services, OS, and hardware products as well.
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duncan38d

Nov 15, 2012, 5:25 PM
Preach. So when Microsoft starts producing there own phone will the world end because you will be able to have a Microsoft powered phone, tablet, netbook, notebook, desktop, game system, and who knows what other stuff will be available in the next year. Im a huge windows/microsoft guy so I say stick it to google but this is in no way a legitimate"sticking"
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T Bone

Nov 15, 2012, 5:36 PM
The anti-trust settlement that Microsoft made with the DOJ recently expired, which is why they are starting to expand their business......Microsoft actually has legal authorization to expand....
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stevelvl

Nov 15, 2012, 6:12 PM
Revenue is not what makes a monopoly. Monopoly is defined by market share. By market share apple is a very small market. They only have 6% of the os market share where as Microsoft is 90%.
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T Bone

Nov 15, 2012, 6:35 PM
Having a monopoly is not by itself illegal....
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stevelvl

Nov 15, 2012, 7:00 PM
Actually it is illegal to have a monopoly and to leverage your market share to your advantage. The Sherman act specifically outlines it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Act » ยป
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T Bone

Nov 15, 2012, 10:26 PM
Incorrect...it isn't illegal to have a monopoly, it is illegal to LEVERAGE your monopoly to prevent competition, there is a radical difference between those two things....if merely having a monopoly was illegal...well....companies from Nintendo, to Kodak to Texas Instruments would all have been sued by the DOJ
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