• http://www.zippycart.com Zippy Cart

    Google has such a huge market share and brand presence that too often people have no choice but to deal with them on Google’s terms. Trip Adviser and Yelp are in a “why buy the cow?” situation, where Google is using their content the way Google wants to. In this situation, Google could keep using their content in this way until Google has its own competing product ready to go and directly compete with them.

  • painperdu

    Those sites are doomed anyway. A few of them have already proven how corrupt they can be. Why should Google continue to trust them in the long run? The main goal for Google, IMHO, is to have users trust and use Places reviews exclusively. Are they going to sue Google over that?