Cleland served as Deputy United States Coordinator for Communications and Information Policy in the George H. W. Bush Administration. Eight Congressional subcommittees have sought Cleland’s expert testimony and Institutional Investor twice ranked him the #1 independent analyst in his field. Scott Cleland has been profiled in Fortune, National Journal, Barrons, WSJ’s Smart Money, and Investors Business Daily. Ten publications have featured his op-eds. For a full bio see: www.ScottCleland.com.
Latest posts by Scott Cleland (see all)
- Why New FTC Will Be a Responsibility Reckoning for Google, Facebook, Amazon - April 28, 2018
- How Did Americans Lose Their Right to Privacy? - April 6, 2018
A Satirical Merriam-Webster Press Release
A Sample of New Google Antitrust-Relevant Dictionary Words for 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MASS., June 3, 2015— Gconomy, Gclipse, Gvolution, Gvil, Goobris and other Google antitrust-relevant words join over 1700 new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2015, available now in print and online at Merriam-Webster.com. These new additions to America’s best-selling dictionary reflect the growing influence Google is having on human endeavor.
Gconomy – Google’s system for the management and development of the three most important factors of production going forward: information, connectivity, and computing power; or, the fastest growing part of the economy.
Gcommerce — The buying, selling and sharing of information, goods and services using Google’s products and services.
Gconomic – That which disintermediates and commoditizes competitors to enrich Google.
Gquilibrium – A theoretical state in which Google’s benefits and harms are balanced; or, the eventual price of zero for all online competitive products and services.
Gcosystem – The global virtual and physical Google community and environment.
Gclipse – to obscure or overshadow the importance, fame or brand of Google competitors via favoring Google content over competitors in Google Search, Shopping, Android, Chrome, Maps, Travel, Flight, Play, etc.
Gcocide – Deliberate destruction of Google’s competitors via self-dealing and dumping of free products and services via monopoly cross-subsidization.
Gvolution — The steady development of a simple search endeavor into a complex Gcosystem and Gconomy of omnivorous products and services via self-dealing and dumping of free products and services via monopoly cross-subsidization.
Gvolutionism – Google dogma that “resistance is futile.”
Gvil – Illegal, unethical or predatory Google behavior; or, what Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto often ignores.
Goobris – Hubris raised to the hundredth power.
Gooey – Google user stickiness and lock-in from predatory tying.
Googlomerate – A company comprised of 181 acquisitions of other companies.
Google’s Poodles – New media “partners” who increasingly fear Google retribution because they are financially-dependent on Google for online monetization of their content.