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Not if, but when Google becomes Pay-to-Play

Whether it's 'Big Banks', 'Big Oil', or 'Big Pharma', a handful of mega corporations control the technologies and resources without which modern day Americans would find themselves living in the stone ages, like many of their sub-Saharan-African counterparts.

In this context, if 'Big Com' defeats Net Neutrality, which in our corporate-legislative environment is a given, internet-goers will be facing a fee for every search they conduct on search engines like Yahoo and Google.
Should the likes of AT&T and Verizon Communications have their way, any network owner would be able to, say, create a kind of commuter lane to guarantee a speedy delivery to customers.

That would mean a new expense for the likes of Google, Yahoo, AOL and other Internet firms, which will surely pay up in order to remain competitive.

Eventually, the expense could become so burdensome, the folks in Mountain View, Calif., and elsewhere would be forced to pass on some, or all, of it to customers.

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[A] day could come when the Google bill goes in the mail, or you'll be Googling per hour at wireless Internet hot spots, and cable operators add $5-a-month unlimited Googling to their steeply discounted quintuple play of services.

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For argument's sake, say Google has to pay Comcast a penny a search. That translates to a fee, just to Comcast, of about $5 million a month. There are a dozen or so major Internet providers in the United States alone, and scores, if not hundreds, worldwide.

So the price of a speedy Internet delivery in the United States for Google and Yahoo, the two major search engines, would amount to an annual fee in the hundreds of millions of dollars. That's a burden, even for these two revenue machines.
This is how fiefdoms are made. Charge working people a PREMIUM for access to MONOPOLIZED products or services that if available freely would level the economic playing field and eliminate social divisions.

The premium doesn't go to production, or maintainence, or even to research and development - all of which would be legitimate and necessary costs. NO. This fee, or royalty, or interest payment, goes to pay the privileged few a bonus for granting us peasants the privilege of using the monopoly that our government bestows on them only by virtue of the authority vested in them by US.

4 Comments:

At Monday, June 12, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

There is class warfare going on...and the corporate terrorists are winning. And the average peasants are too busy charging things on credit cards that they can't afford. In the words of Green Day "Where have all the riots gone...It's not over till you underground. It's not over before its too late. This cities burning. It's not my burden. It's not over before it's too late.

 
At Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Anonymous the "new" miss r said...

here's a website,

www.fuckedgoogle.com

it chronicles the CLICK-FRAUD that is happening, a massive fraud at that, a "jewish" swindle like ENRON...

enough said... not to sound to negative, but this "baby gonna blow!"...

 
At Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNBC's amazing clickfraud video

Cnbc As you know, Google hopes to sweep the entire clickfraud debate under the rug with their bogus class action settlement attempt next Monday. The "settlement" doesn't give a single penny to people ripped off by Google, and Google doesn't admit any wrongdoing. In fact, the only person who gets any money at all is Stephen Malouf, the lawyer who drew up the settlement. He gets 30 million dollars. Several articles I've read have called this the most fraudulently contrived settlement in legal history- I think that's an understatement.

In case you missed it, here's the link to the clickfraud video that CNBC showed last Friday and over the weekend. Pretty nice stuff- apparently the big names are jumping on the bandwagon I've been pulling for the last 3 years. (ok, I'm not a big name, LOL)

They're accusing Google of profiting from massive, overwhelming, and blatant clickfraud to the tune of billions of dollars- and they're not afraid to say so on national TV. Be sure to read the text that CNBC shows under the video- my favorite is "70% of Annual Online Ad Spending Is Wasted Because of Click Fraud"

Yes, 70 percent. SEVENTY PERCENT OF BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars. Watch the video for yourself.

You're witnessing the single largest corporate con-job in American history- it makes Worldcom and Enron look like a walk in the park. Google executives have already sold 63 times the amount of stock that Enron and Worldcom execs did, combined. (yes, i did the math)

Did I mention that Enron was Fortune magazine's "America's Most Innovative Company" not once, but six years in a row? Sound familliar? And that every single firm on Wall Street had a strong buy on the stock until the day after they officially declared bankruptcy- even though the fraud charges had been flying for months? It just came right out of the blue, they said. Right. Wall Street was dirty, the auditors were dirty, everyone was dirty.

Wake up. You think I would run this site for 3 years, for no pay, over something that wasn't really fucking important? This is history, folks. CNBC's report is just the tip of the iceberg.

www.fuckedgoogle.com

 
At Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

thanks for the valuable info, anon.

Everything can be traced back to corrupt investment bankers and their lackey lawyers.

 

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