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Inquiry centers on common board members for the two companies including Google CEO Eric Schmidt





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By Flail on 5/5/2009 6:30:15 PM , Rating: 2
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If they were the only game in town to sell that advertising space, what would keep thier prices in check?


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Monopoly laws are there to protect the consumer.


yeah..... I'm not too knowledgable on US antitrust/monopoly laws, but the only thing google would be able to do would be to jack up how much it costs to buy its ad space... It's also... you know.... ad space. And it's On the stuff that google owns (besides YouTube and the search engine itself, those are only 2 "big" sites.) Businesses could just as easily start paying for more ad space elsewhere, which could/would drive Google out of business.

There might just as well be a "Monopoly law" preventing that sort of thing as you say, but I say again, I'm not 100% sure on that.

Monopolies themselves aren't illegal, it's the practices that allow them to remain a monopoly that are, just so you know.


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