...because it results in the firm with market power artificially raising prices, meaning that the company demands more and produces less while people pay more for products the company would have been willing to produce for less had it not manipulated the marketplace--effectively, people lose the benefit that reflects the difference between the old price and the new price, and fewer people buy because it costs more, and the company doesn't gain as much as the consumers lose
I can still see the possibility of antitrust violations here...but honestly it sounds more to me like jealousy on the part of these other companies. Feels like the Senate is just procrastinating on the bigger issues by having fun with Google.
"voluntary botnet" why does such a thing even exist?? Did voluntary Borg exist?
It's called that because the latest version of LOIC has a 'Hive Mind' feature where users give control of their computers (temporarily) to an IRC channel operator, thus becoming part of a voluntary botnet, more so than just 'Lets all attack this target.' See LOIC
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