One of the mums at home school group just pulled out a packet of chocolate eggs and asked around the parents if it's okay to share chocolate with the kids.
Everyone was asking if they're gluten free or contain nuts...
I asked if they are cage-free eggs... And the woman actually read the label and got worried that they might not be free range.
Can't stop laughing.
Translation as far as I can make out: "The Commission earnestly proposes that the market-dominating Google search engine may continue to discriminate against competitors in the make-or-break placement of search results. To compensate, however - and here it comes - a new advertising box would be placed at the beginning of the search results, where the discriminated-against business could buy a listing. This is no compromise. This is the official EU-sanctioned launch of a business model which, in less respectable circles, is called protection money. As the saying goes: if you don't want us to kill you, you must pay."
Ouch. Harsh words. He's got a point. I just searched for "Stonehenge". The result has a prominent link to the Google Maps page for Stonehenge (no sign of links to other map providers) and to the Google+ page for Stonehenge (but no sign of its Facebook page). I'm surprised Google isn't taking the threat of antitrust action in this area more seriously.
Ah, here: http://www.indiskretionehrensache.de/2014/04/mathias-doepfner-google/ - scrolling for an English comment by elsewhom, probably linked but I can't be bothered. I'm happy to translate, when I find the time. But, the head of the company producing "Fox news plus boobs on page 3" shouldn't be something you trust to "have a point".
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