• On September 21, 2011, the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee held a hearing titled “The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?” at which Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, was questioned extensively on the company’s share of the search market and allegations of discriminatory treatment of certain products and content. Other witnesses included Jeff Katz, CEO of Nextag, and Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO of Yelp, who discussed the difficulty of entering the Internet search market. Senate Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy, D-N.H., was among those who gave opening remarks, stating “The antitrust laws do not exist to punish success. What we try to do through these laws is ensure that business on the Internet remains dynamic, and that new entrants with new business models that will create jobs and improve our economy are not stifled.” The text of all opening remarks and written testimony can be found here.