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TripAdvisor says Google threatened search lock-out

09/26/2011| 9:49:56 AM| 中文

Officials from TripAdvisor and Yelp told a US Senate antitrust panel yesterday that Google threatened to shut them out of search altogether if they didn’t provide their content to Google Places.

Officials from TripAdvisor and Yelp told a US Senate antitrust panel yesterday that Google threatened to shut them out of search altogether if they didn’t provide their content to Google Places.

Tom Barnett, counsel to Expedia Inc. and speaking for its TripAdvisor unit, said CEO Stephen Kaufer, “went to Google last year”and demanded that TripAdvisor reviews be removed from Google Places “and Google said no.”

Google used coersive tactics instead, Barnett claims.

Read full story at: http://www.tnooz.com/2011/09/22/news/tripadvisor-says-google-threatened-search-lock-out/

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