Over the past few years, enough complaints have come Google’s way claiming it games its search results to rank competitors lower that the company felt compelled to post a FAQ, “Facts about Google and Competition.” In response to its self-posed question “Does Google have a monopoly on search?”, the company says: “No. On the Internet, competition is one click away.”http://www.wired.com/business/2012/10/google-gets-closer-to-a-court-date/
For federal regulators, that answer might not be good enough anymore.
According to reports late Friday, the feds are getting ready to pull the trigger on an antitrust lawsuit against Google for allegedly using its massive scale to squash competition and keep online advertising prices high.
Maybe it has a monopoly on harvested wifi network info...
Not on search, it just holds the will of society against bothering to look for something else.
If google can maintain it's position as the 'good guy' society won't bother.
When it becomes 'the man' or 'the corporation' something else will take up that position.