diTii.com Digital News Hub

Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about latest news and more.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Office Inquires Google About ‘Foundem, SourceTool/TradeComet, myTriggers’

Sep032010

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Office Inquires Google About ‘Foundem, SourceTool/TradeComet, myTriggers’

Recently Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office, which’s conducting an antitrust review of Google asked to Google for information about a number of companies whose cases have been well publicized. Here’s some background on them:

  • Foundem — British price comparison site backed by ICOMP, an organization funded by Microsoft —claim that Google’s algorithms demote their site because they’re a direct competitor to our search engine. NYU professor James Grimmelmann said concluded, “I want Google to be able to rank them poorly.”
  • SourceTool/TradeComet run by parent company TradeComet, whose private antitrust lawsuit against Google was dismissed by a federal judge. Media have noted that TradeComet is represented by Microsoft antitrust attorneys, and independent search experts have called SourceTool a “click arbitrage” site with little original content.
  • myTriggers represented by Microsoft’s antitrust attorneys, alleges they suffered a drop in traffic because Google reduced their ad quality ratings. But recent filings have revealed that company’s own servers overheated, explaining their reduced traffic.

[Source]

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!