• Wendy Piersall

    I’m curious if the case mentions where Google gets their weather data from? Is Google getting it on their own, or is it pulling the data from the sites that are being displaced? The former makes it a non-issue, but if it is the latter (and I’m guessing it is), this is just one more example of Google being the biggest, greediest content scraper of all. And if it is the latter, where exactly do we draw the line so that Google can’t continue to usurp our content for their own gains? Because they will take more and more until someone or something finally has a legal way to make them stop.

  • http://nicole-simon.eu nicolesimon

    The reason users prefer this kind of result is simple: it is useful, not ridden with ads and it is catered toward me. Google helps me out with all kinds of information and I am excited to see the way it is going. If this would have been a decision the other way – protecting other people’s business because they do not want to innovate or make it compelling – I have asked for a long time to then give me an option box “yes I only want to see results and enhancements from google on maps, weather, calculation, exchange rates, sidebar knowledge results to relavant pages” and and and.

    So very happy about the result as a user.

  • Hassan Dibani

    Both Google and those sites get their data from national and international weather services. Most of these sites access public APIs from governmental sources and sell ads on top if it

  • A Jenner

    This is the same case for loans, credit cards and other markets. Google now participates in affiliate offers and advertises them at the top of search. So Google wants to stop affiliates promoting affiliate offers and adjusts it’s serps to reflect this stance but it’s just fine if they do so!