When algorithms attack, does Google hear you scream?

Excellent analysis from El Reg, which backs up the points Tim O'Reilly made last week in his article entitled The War for the Web. It'll be real interesting over the next few years to see how all this plays out - when combined with the 'Net neutrality debate, these forces could literally reshape cyberspace.

One day in June 2006, search startup Foundem vanished from Google. Foundem is the developer of a "universal vertical search" technology, and currently offers comparison shopping across a range of consumer and travel categories by drilling down into vendor sites and returning details of actual flights and products. But on 26 June 2006, Google flipped a switch and all of the obvious comparison shopping keywords no longer applied for the company.

(link) [The Register]

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