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Google to be sued by Fairsearch coalition in Europe

10 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Google to be sued by Fairsearch coalition in Europe - read the full textThe coalition, a group of 17 companies, which includes the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle, have united under the common banner of fair competition in online and mobile search, or, by extension, against the undisputed search leader: Google. Fairsearch accuses Google of...


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LOL.. microsoft and nokia have done the same monopoly in the past 10 years!!! so what!! and google never say a word!!!! if now they do terrible products of course nobody buy it!! googles products are now the real deal, so what!!... wtf is this pathetic FAIRCRAPSEARCH coalition?!?! .... people in microsoft and nokia focus on making good products and stop complaining!!! trow in the garbage the win8 and the lumia crap and start from a blank page!!!

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  • 2013-04-26 10:24
  • pdaB

> In reply to vladpinoy @ 2013-04-12 05:03 from 9xDF - click to readmonopoly is given such a bad reputation bfecause it does make it almost impossible for anyone to compete and gives the company almost no accountability when itcomes toprice fixing or un-ethical practises

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  • 2013-04-12 11:47
  • M3s@

Here's the universal truth : Google search gets the job done with no BS miles ahead of the nearest competitor, not to forget an array of its excellent services like google maps and of course android OS.

Unfair? Try competitive.

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  • 2013-04-12 08:42
  • KZ8C

Its cold war man!!
If they care about consumers so much,the should propably make improvements in their own products & services...stop blaming google..!

I think if Google comes up with its own gaming console and desktop OS.. better than MS..
MS might declare a NUCLEAR attack on google!!!..:D

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  • 2013-04-12 08:32
  • Hkqw

a successful person said before:

" they call it MONOPOLY, I call it ENTERPRISE"

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  • 2013-04-12 05:03
  • 9xDF

Who actually cares about other search engines? It's not like they offer anything more.

You don't "Bing it" you "google it"

Unless your an utter nob.

This is other companies hoping to get thrown a bone, having the choice is simply annoying, if i wanted the choice i'd make it myself.

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  • 2013-04-12 04:39
  • mx@M

fairsearch or failsearch? hahaha!
" if you can't beat them, sue them " - crapple
" when all else fail, then sue" - failsearch

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  • 2013-04-12 03:32
  • 9xDF

google gave the serch engine and google will gave whatever they want

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  • 2013-04-12 00:00
  • j8wI

Now that's some ground for legal battle which is outrightly rediculous in my opinion. I search google because i like the results that pop up. I like how appropriate they are. I use Android because i like to be connected with this ecosystem at any time of day. I trust google for keeping and using my browsing history for my own benefit of providing relevant search results.if i am using bing, i miss google. If i am using windows phone, i miss Android.I have never felt the need for any other ecosystem when i am so deeply aligned with automagical ecosystem of google.

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  • 2013-04-11 23:52
  • U{uN

Microsoft, Oracle and Nokia are worried about consumer fairness?! Microsoft...Microsoft...

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  • 2013-04-11 21:05
  • pqyE

So what i google puts thier services first? Its what we want and gets the job done, wht cant Nokia ans Apple admit defeat and we move on?
I mean if google is the parent and its services and sites the kids, as a parent would you not put your kids first?
Its like buying a audi and toyota wanting to force thier engine cuz the eintire car is audi branded, even auto manufacturers make and force you ti use approved dealers, why are aftermarket manufacturers sueing?

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  • 2013-04-11 20:33
  • fXtv

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2013-04-11 17:43 from J5N6 - click to readIt's not the same thing like buying laptop or other kind of device with some stuff preinstalled. It's complicate but it is true. Google "manipulate" the search in their own interest and not in customer interest. You can verify that using 3 or 4 search engine like bing, yahoo etc. other than google and compare the result of searches. You'll find cvasisimilar return of searches for those search engines and something distinct as return from google searcj. Is this only from "quality" of searches algorithm?

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  • 2013-04-11 19:28
  • sp2x

Cry nokia. CRY!

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  • 2013-04-11 17:49
  • v0qJ

Does WP 8 have "Bing" and other Microsoft services... preinstalled?

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  • 2013-04-11 17:46
  • J5N6

When I buy a computer I want to be able to choose what operatingsystem to install, so it is unfair to Ubuntu... when the laptop cames with Windows 8 preinstalled!

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  • 2013-04-11 17:43
  • J5N6

Am I reading this right? MS wants to sue someone for unfair market practices! Very special

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  • 2013-04-11 17:29
  • Y}K4

What utter rubbish. So if Fair Search have their way then NO company should be able to create an ecosystem. Imagine switching on your device for the first time and being forced to go through a 100 splash screens to decide which provider you want to use for each service (eg Windows 7 Browser selection screen).

Customers have the choice to choose which provider they wish to use if they don't like the default options. iOS and Windows Phone are perhaps the most restrictive in this regard.

Make better more compelling products that people WANT to use and you won't have to take Google to court to make a dent in their 98% share of the search engine market.

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  • 2013-04-11 17:22
  • Dnh5


Regardless of what you think of Google, they have the best search engine hands down. And why shouldn't Google let its Android users direct access to that? Microsoft does that with Bing and windows phone. The whole thing just skints of jealousy, that they can't compete with Google.

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  • 2013-04-11 16:47
  • 0CCe

> In reply to sakthikarur @ 2013-04-11 06:20 from U@RH - click to readOf course you could argue that Google is merely covering up their own negative press... however that's just guesswork. Trust no one!

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  • 2013-04-11 14:47
  • 3Jxb

Interesting... What about joint companies from Sony, Apple, HTC, Nokia, & LG altogether sue and attack Samsung as weel as their fans. Lol...

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  • 2013-04-11 14:41
  • 61Qk

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