Google recently experienced failures of its core services — a phenomenon that quickly spawned the hashtag "googlefail" on the popular social networking platform Twitter. These failures show that a company once thought of as the odds-on favorite for dominating the global market in all things web — the monolith of Mountain View — is looking more and more like a search-only player.
Big firms consistently fail to use their "market dominance" to take over adjacent markets, something that should give antitrust warriors in the Obama administration reason for pause. The renewed call for tough antitrust enforcement comes at a time when Google, a poster-child for market dominance, simply can't leverage its position at all.
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