The MMF’s Google Problem

David Lowery’s recent post on the Trichordist reveals the disclosure by an apparent whistleblower that the Music Managers Forum and to some extent the Feature Artist Coalition have each been taking undisclosed money from Google and Spotify.  (Given the context, I assume the whistleblower is referring to the MMF chapter in the UK.)  Why is […]

Corporate Astroturf and Manipulation of Media Messages by @SharylAttkisson at TEDxUniversityofNevada

Uncle Sugar Shows Us a Regular Guy on a Lobbying Trip As we enter the a new session of Congress, we can anticipate being assaulted by the combined forces of Google, Facebook, Pandora and SiriusXM, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the Digital Media Association, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and its host of […]

Attention Mr. Almunia: Justice Department Evidence Against Megavideo Confirms Adsense Account

by Chris Castle Joaquín Almunia, the Vice President of the European Commission in Charge of Competition currently investigating Google’s unsavory business practices in Europe may wish to consider the dark underbelly of Google’s advertising business when deciding whether to give the company an unprecedented third opportunity to settle the competition questions against the global monopolist. […]

Cramdown Part 3: War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength and Search is Neutral

The hoopla over the FTC investigation of Google frames one of the most important questions for consumers: Does Google hardwire search results? Google’s explanation for this has gone all over the map over several years.  Eric Schmidt denied that Google cooked the books in his testimony before the US Senate Antitrust Subcommittee (that the Senators did not believe); Google […]