Ex-DOJ, FTC Antitrust Heads Spar Over Google's Power

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Two former antitrust enforcers disagreed Wednesday at a Senate hearing over whether Google Inc. has monopoly power over Internet search, as the company's executive chairman tried to reassure lawmakers that the Internet remains a level playing field.

Google's e-commerce critics claim the company is abusing its dominant position in the Internet search market by improperly favoring its own services in search results, pushing others down in the rankings. But in testimony Wednesday, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt countered the company's detractors, arguing before a Senate subcommittee...
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