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Google On Break Up: Cut Us In Half, They'd Demand Quarters

Google isn’t mincing words in response to reports yesterday that a consumer advocacy group thinks the government should break up Google.

Google spokesperson Adam Kovacevich had this to say when we asked for a comment on Consumer Watchdog’s plans:

“We totally understand that with size and success comes scrutiny. Although given their track record, even if we broke Google in half tomorrow, Consumer Watchdog would probably insist that we split halves into quarters. :)”

As we wrote yesterday, Consumer Watchdog is reportedly planning a news conference today in Washington, DC, where it will call on the US government to open up an antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices, with breaking up the company one of the group’s suggested outcomes.

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