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Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) fall back 4.2% after CEO Stephen Kaufer unloads on Google in an...

Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) fall back 4.2% after CEO Stephen Kaufer unloads on Google in an interview with Boston Business Journal. He accuses the search giant of "stealing" user reviews and backtracking on its "do no evil" motto by placing its own results at the top of pages for travel-related search queries.
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  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    Here is another view on that. http://bit.ly/u3CBFY

     

    Concluding statement from Phil Butler, linked to above:

     

    Don’t you hate crybabies? As subtle hint here (okay, maybe not so subtle) would be for Expedia and the others to re-plan monetization schemes. Build a better product, or die. For the investor out there, I suggest speculating on what happens when the travel market goes free market. Commissions will dry up, while OTA tears flow freely.
    27 Dec 2011, 12:09 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    This is same as Microsoft bundling a copy of IE in every Windows desktop that cannot be uninstalled, and trying to blame others for not inventing a better browser.

     

    The end result would just be more anti-trust against Google.
    27 Dec 2011, 12:58 PM Reply Like
  • Dana Blankenhorn
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    TechDirt indicates that effort is already underway http://bit.ly/tvFr6z and fisks it pretty thoroughly.

     

    One thing TechDirt fails to understand in their reporting, however, is that a charge need not be true for it to become politically potent.
    27 Dec 2011, 01:02 PM Reply Like
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