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Wednesday September 21, 2011

Senate Judiciary Committee Grills Google

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel grilled Eric Schmidt today accusing Google of "cooking" search results.

Lee said that search rankings for price comparison sites -- Nextag, PriceGrabber and Shopper -- varied while Google's shopping site consistently ranked third. "I see you magically coming up third every time," Lee said. "I don't know whether you call this a separate algorithm or whether you've reverse engineered one algorithm, but either way you've cooked it, so that you're always third."