search engines

FTC Leak Suggests Google Searches are Biased, Discriminatory

In what is sure to lead to a customer scandal and heighten a U.S. Antitrust Probe, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staffers determined in an undisclosed report that Google, Inc. allegedly used an algorithm to manipulate search results to favor their own less relevant search over competitors. The alleged Google fraudulent practice only became public when FTC staffers inadvertently shared the document with the Wall Street Journal.

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A Few Cracks Appear in the Google Search-Engine Monolith

Is the search-engine market ready for a little dash of creative destruction? We’ve grown accustomed to a landscape dominated by the formidable Google mountain, their company name becoming the preferred euphemism for the very act of using a search engine.