Rather than formally recognizing Google’s enormous market power in search, and putting the company on notice that its actions will be closely scrutinized going forward, the F.T.C. dismissed the most important complaints about its behavior as the whining of competitors.

John Cassidy explains why the Feds should have been tougher on Google “for indulging in some anti-competitive practices, and… biasing its search results to hurt competitors”: http://nyr.kr/UKIjoD (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)