The European Union has just began a preliminary antitrust investigation of Google . This is very interesting. Many people cannot help but relate this to Microsoft, as Google is growing into a new IT giant that threatens Microsoft, which has been the major antitrust target for the past 10 years.
We all see Google's presence on the web today: over two thirds of the search market share and the online advertising market share. Google's growing its business from the web search to many domains: information services, e-commerce, software, platform, cellphone, etc. Such a dominance leads one frequent question: is Google a monopoly? At least the former antitrust highlight (Microsoft) thinks so. And some people think more than Microsoft (Google is a dangerous monopoly -- more than Microsoft ever was).
What do you think about Google? Is it fair to compare Google with Microsoft in the context of antitrust? Do you think Microsoft is a monopoly? Share some of your thoughts here.