Internet Expert and Analyst Scott Cleland Comments on New FCC Filing Regarding Serial Anticompetitive Discrimination by Google

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Precursor LLC President Scott Cleland responds to new FCC filings from UK search engine Foundem, which document Google search network discrimination and provide a window into the EU-Google antitrust case.

Today, internet expert and analyst Scott Cleland, President of Precursor LLC, responded to new filings from Foundem, a UK vertical search competitor to Google. The data-driven filings, filed in the FCC’s Open Internet regulation proceedings, document serial anticompetitive discrimination on Google's search network. Mr. Cleland’s analysis of Foundem’s filings can be found on Precursorblog.com, and more information on Google’s anticompetitive behavior can be found on GoogleMonitor.com.

Of Foundem’s filings, Precursor LLC President Scott Cleland said:

  •     “The filing presents eleven charts representing eleven different data series that clearly show how Google's Universal Search is not neutral in that it "blends" the top ranking of Google-owned products and services with ostensibly organic (supposedly neutral) algorithmic search results.”
  •     “The correlations in the data series are compelling and replicable by the EU and the U.S. DOJ, because they come from a third party data set -- ComScore's.”
  •     “The data also prove that Google's representations that its search network is neutral and never manipulated are patently false and misleading to the public.”

Scott Cleland’s full analysis of Foundum’s filings with the FCC regarding the Open Internet proceedings can be found here: http://www.precursorblog.com/content/foundem-fcc-filing-documents-google-search-network-discrimination-window-eu-google-antitrust-case.

For more research and information on Google's anticompetitive behavior see the Precursor LLC sister site GoogleMonitor.com.

About Scott Cleland

Scott Cleland is a precursor, a prescient analyst with a long track record of industry firsts. Cleland is President of Precursor LLC, which consults for Fortune 500 clients; authors the "widely-read" PrecursorBlog.com; publishes GoogleMonitor.com; and serves as Chairman of NetCompetition.org, a pro-competition e-forum supported by broadband interests. Eight different Congressional subcommittees have sought Cleland's expert testimony on a wide range of complex emerging issues related to competition; and Institutional Investor twice ranked him as the top independent telecom analyst in the U.S. Cleland has been profiled in Fortune, National Journal, Barrons, WSJ's Smart Money, Investors Business Daily, and Washington Business Journal.

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