A considered guest post on TC has kicked up a conversation around whether Google is a monopolist, and whether the DOJ will take action. This of course is one thing that must keep top folks at Google awake at night – it’s OK to be a monopoly, it’s not OK to leverage that monopoly to the detriment of the ecosystem you control.
There is clearly and argument to be made that Google already has a monopoly, the author makes that case and concludes:
I believe the Department of Justice will be able to establish monopoly power and the abuse of that power.
As covered earlier, at least one established prior monopolist has strong opinions on this issue – Microsoft.