The European Union (EU) decided the time has come to break up Google http://g3t.ca/vyBTFr - Why?
Because Google has more than 90% of market share in Europe and the EU does not like the fact that the internet giant is trying to offer the best user experience and capture the majority of the advertising euros. To the EU, Google is for lack of a better word, a monopoly.
Let's consider for a moment the possibility that Google would be broken up. What would a post-break up Google look like?
As mentioned in the previous post, last week I attended the Data Leadership Summit - http://www.datasummit.ca in Vancouver. It brought together a diverse audience to see speakers from different industries with different perspectives and experiences. In my opinion, there were two presentations which were particularly compelling. One was from real estate brokerage Redfin, the other from the online dating service Plentyoffish. I found it interesting that both shared many common themes.