Will Obama Be The Downfall Of Google?
Is Google going to face a monopoly investigation? from The Guardian asks if President Obama’s appointment of Christine Varney to be Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the United States Department of Justice will ultimately lead to more antitrust problems for Google.
Varney has been quoted as saying and believing that Google “has acquired a monopoly in internet online advertising.” Google already ended the Yahoo search deal in order to avoid monopolistic acquisitions and legal issues. So, will we see the Department of Justice go after Google for other monopolistic activities? That is the question.
Personally, and I am not a legal or political expert, I don’t see any legal action hitting Google from the DoJ in the near future over monopoly accusations.
(Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)
Discover what's up in the business of marketing each Friday.