He said that with 70 per cent of the US market for Internet search, Google is the gateway to the Internet. How it tweaks its proprietary search algorithms can ensure a business's success or doom it to failure.
via Consumer group calls for google breakup – The Inquirer.
Give me a break. My business works just fine without Goggle. I do nothing to “promote” myself on Google nor do i worry about my search rankings. Google is not a monopoly. Users have a choice. If they don’t like Google they can go to another search engine. I use Google because it works..plain and simple. That’s why most of it’s users continue to use it as well. Microsoft is a true monopoly. You can use Linux or apple but trust me your functional level and ease of use go downhill quickly.