New York Times: Google Dominates Thanks to an unrivaled View of the Web

“Google Dominates Thanks to an Unrivaled View of the Web”

The article examines the background to Google’s market power, focusing in particular on indexing and crawling. In addition to experts from the USA and Europe, Open Search initiator and board member Dr. Stefan Voigt was also interviewed.

“In Europe, a group called the Open Search Foundation has proposed a plan to create a common internet index that can underpin many European search engines. It’s essential to have a diversity of options for search results, said Stefan Voigt, the group’s chairman and founder, because it is not good for only a handful of companies to determine what links people are shown and not shown.

‘We just can’t leave this to one or two companies,’ Mr. Voigt said.”

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