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Google: Is It Time To Break Up The Gorilla?

When Google was ordered to stop giving its own comparison-shopping service an illegal advantage and fined $2.7 billion, Adam and Shivaun Raff, who was in the midst of doing battle with the search giant, couldn't have been more relieved. The two had developed a vertical search engine they felt was as good or better than most anything else seen online. But the fledgling company couldn't survive in the shadows of Google and the company spent more than a dozen years fighting the battle. The New York Times runs through the story of a decade-long fight and how the Raffs finally found relief by helping others attempting to launch their own startup.

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