As rumors about Google’s upcoming clash with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division swirl, Google has opted to continue its charm offensive, reports the New York Times.
The task of convincing journalists, professors, lobbyists, and Congressional staffers of Google’s harmlessness largely falls to Google’s Senior Competition Counsel Dana Wagner, formerly an antitrust lawyer with the Department of Justice. His money line: “competition is a click away.”
For those of you keeping track, Google is currently the subject of three antitrust-related inquiries:
- Collusion between technology companies to not steal employees away from each other (DOJ)
- The Google Books settlement (DOJ)
- Shared members on the boards of Apple and Google (FCC)
You can read the full NYT article, detailing Wagner’s charm (as well as some of Google’s arguments) here.