The antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday against Google GOOG by the U.S. Justice Department and 11 states, is a landmark in the effort to restrain the power of the world’s biggest technology companies. The government’s complaint says it wants to stop Google from “unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for” search services, advertising, and general search text.
Complex algorithms, software, and custom-built servers helped make Google into one of the world’s richest and most-powerful corporations. But Google’s business is wholly dependent on something more prosaic: electricity. Indeed, the Internet giant’s