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It's not just mortgages companies, it's holiday companies and survey companies, travel insurance to add to a very long list of services the monopoly google is providing and hurting smaller enterprises with.

Perhaps the small companies should borrow billions at 0% to invest?

I am quite fecked off at google for abusing their monopoly position and offering such services. It's the internet equivalent of Tesco closing down all the corner shops. B@sterds!

Next it will be car insurance which will close down compare the market etc.

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It's not just mortgages companies, it's holiday companies and survey companies, travel insurance to add to a very long list of services the monopoly google is providing and hurting smaller enterprises with.

Perhaps the small companies should borrow billions at 0% to invest?

I am quite fecked off at google for abusing their monopoly position and offering such services. It's the internet equivalent of Tesco closing down all the corner shops. B@sterds!

Next it will be car insurance which will close down compare the market etc.

When your economic philosophy is based on keeping compare the market in business to the detriment of ordinary consumers then you need to take a good look at what went wrong in your thinking.

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Even Google maps annoys me.

we have perfectly good online maps in the UK, made up from OS maps, A-Z street maps, Road Atlas type mapping etc.

Google maps have barely any useful information on them, unless you want to know where your nearest advert paying Chinese takeaway or nail bar is.

I love OS maps. They show all pubs as 'PH' which should be a mapping law!

See http://www.streetmap.co.uk/

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Is there an open source search engine that one could use instead of Google?

​search engine: StartPage - and offers a 'proxy' below which you can use to go to the link if you like. StartPage offers the google results, much like scroogle used to.

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Is there an open source search engine that one could use instead of Google?

Firefox now use https://duckduckgo.com/which I think is open source, or at least does not track you.

Theres https://startpage.com, but has ads at top & I find slower, but such browsers need supporting

I recomment installing Tor Browser https://www.torproject.org/

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That page is mainly taken up with adverts. It's no wonder Google is so successful.

not used for it a while, it didn't used to be like that but still seems to work fine.

I agree Google Maps are atrocious. Bing maps provide the OS maps with a much nicer interface than Streetmap

Thanks I didn't know that, found Bing Maps a bit slow on our ropey work internet, see there is a drop down menu to change the view to 'OS Maps'

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Of course competition is good but at least Google innovate and create, for free to the consumer. They have given us free portable maps, actual reliable search without intrusive ads and from what I can tell, real impartiality.

Yes they should pay tax but as Ice-T says, don't hate tha playa hate tha game.

Oh and as Venger says, we make our own choices. I don't really care if ads are targeted by what I send in emails to my mates. It's All anonymous and automated so if that's the price I have to pay for free functioning products so be it.

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