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Vivaldi Boss: It’d Be Cool if Google Went Back to the ‘Not Evil’ Schtick

5th September 2017

Read it.

But I wouldn’t hold my breath.

The founder of the web browser Opera has accused Google of “anti-competitive” practices.

“A monopoly both in search and advertising, Google, unfortunately shows that they are not able to resist the misuse of power,” wrote Jon von Tetzchner, now CEO of Vivaldi, in a blog post on Monday.

He also intimated there may have been a connection between an interview published in tech glad-rag WIRED, where he criticised data gathering and ad targeting by Google and Facebook, and the suspension of Vivaldi’s Google AdWords accounts two days later.


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