Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lucy, Charlie Brown, and the Football

The EU is going after Google, supporting the case of 3 niche-market search engines to tie them up in red tape. This comes after the great debacle of Google virtually stepping in to virtually run the digital branches of the national archives of several states at their own cost.

While they dream that the whole thing is some kind of street battle between the cheery, innocent Smurfs and the straw man American Gargamel, European whining about the success of American companies forget the number of virtual monopolies they have in the world. It’s a simple case of wanting it both ways, and wanting affection, pity, market share, and a fat tunnel report. They want YOUR cake and to eat it too.

Their competitive disadvantage was that they failed to produce products as successful as Intel, Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

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