• Matthew The-Issue Booth

    I really dont see the point – 118.com yell ect need to work on there brand like Google have and still do … How can you blame Google for being effective and on the ball and giving the client what they want for free.

  • Pierre Gardin

    I just tried out 118.com . The query was vegetarian restaurants in Paris, in French. Outdated interface, insane response times which causes the thing to be extremely slow, no pictures, no opening hours, no reviews (only ratings), and worst of all the restaurants are not vegetarian.

    It’s like Google Maps circa 2007. And I don’t want to go back to 2007.

  • joeyoungblood

    The EU might come back with item #5: Restricting keyword data

    one can hope at least.

  • fran farrell

    Competitors won’t get a second ‘market test’. The only reason for further concessions is that the EU asked Google “Is that the best you can engineer by Sept. 2013?”

    No other engineering organization has presented software for test by the public and competitors. Google’s responsiveness even gave the EU a chance to eliminate most of the remaining lack of testable perfection (9% out of the last 10%).

  • Durant Imboden

    Sounds like a remedy in search of a problem.

  • CaptainKevin

    What really stood out to me in this story is that you did not link to fairsearch.org, but yet did so for searchneutrality.org. Was this out of fear that Google would penalize you for linking to a site backed by Microsoft? Such fear is everywhere these days and underscores the problem with Google’s marketshare and impact on ecommerce.

  • http://www.seriouslyspain.com/ Seriously Spain

    I never use Google search, so it doesn’t impact me but I hope the EU nails them to the wall.

    I detest Google for many reasons, but I certainly won’t use their search now that they’re willingly handing over all user’s search information to the NSA and the US government. In fact, anyone that does and values their privacy is a fool, IMO,