Comments on: Any competition to Google's monopoly over web search has to be welcomed: https://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/ Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Mon, 11 May 2015 09:40:47 +0100 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Kaspar Szymanskihttps://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082990 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:54:32 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082990 Man, Phuket! I little bit jealous but mostly happy for you :)
I'm familiar with the discussion the EU commission was leading. It is beside the point. Don't get me wrong, I'm not in favor of monopolies. But I just don't see one in search. If I as a user can move on to another search engine with one mouse click, where's the monopoly than? It's a user choice, it's always been.
This discussion reminds me of some F1 seasons when people would blame Ferrari and Michael Schumacher for dominating it. It was never their fault, they did the job right. It always been the competition that failed to deliver. That is why I'm very happy to see more competition in both fields, F1 and the Search industry :) 

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By: Richard Hearnehttps://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082989 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:44:44 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082989 +Kaspar Szymanski All good here, but short time with Irish weather makes me happy to return to Phuket.  I studied economics for my Masters :)  From a regulatory perspective Google's massive 95% share of EU market would be considered a monopoly.  The EU certainly thinks that Google is engaged in monopolistic behaviour!

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By: Paul Sneddenhttps://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082988 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:37:45 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082988 There is no monopoly on Search. It's just that the others aren't any good.

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By: Kaspar Szymanskihttps://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082987 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:36:03 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082987 Good morning +Richard Hearne, how's things? Interesting article, thank you for sharing :)

I was thinking about your comment. Wikipedia describes a monopoly as following: A monopoly exists when a specific enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity.

In my opinion unless users are unable to switch to other search engines, there will never be a monopoly situation in the Search market. That said, the more competition, the better :)

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By: Paul Sneddenhttps://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082974 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:18:36 +0000 http://www.redcardinal.ie/general/31-01-2014/any-competition-to-googles-monopoly-over-web-search-has-to-be-welcomed%ef%bb%bf/#comment-1082974 A walled garden versus the internet. Hmm, tough choice.

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