Two trustbusters who could decide Google’s future

Joaquin Almunia, the European Commission’s commissioner for competition
(Credit: European Commission)
Think of them as the good cop and the bad cop.
Two individuals hold central positions in Google’s antitrust challenges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the EU’s European Commission. As the European commissioner for competition, Joaquin Almunia has tremendous influence over what happens to Google. And in the United States, George Mason University professor Joshua Wright is expected to get some influence soon as an incoming FTC commissioner.

They contrast sharply. Almunia has been…

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