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Is Google Too Big? - Yahoo! News

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: Is Google Too Big? (The Atlantic Wire) LINK ... The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein wants the federal government to rein in Google. In a widely-read column, the business columnist argues that Google has become too big, moving into...

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Is Google Too Big? (The Atlantic Wire) LINK ... The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein wants the federal government to rein in Google. In a widely-read column, the business columnist argues that Google has become too big, moving into e-mail, video, Web browsers and a whole range of mobile and computer software products. "Where I have a problem," Pearlstein writes, "is in allowing Google to buy its way into new markets and new technologies, particularly when the firms being bought already have a dominant position in their respective market niches."He largely views Google's acquisitions as a way to squelch competition and prevent the "next round of creative destruction." He urges regulators to aggressively enforce anti-trust laws to protect innovation. The column made a splash in the blogosphere but, more surprisingly, garnered a response from Google itself. Reacting to the column, Don Harrison, Deputy General Counsel at Google, writes: Antitrust law is designed to prote

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