Long story short: I'm writing a paper on Google and some of it's anticompetitive actions, including the potential stronghold it could develop on the technology market. Some points I'm going to make are: Eric Schmidt and Art Levinson both being on Google's and Apple's boards. Although Schmidt left Apple and Levinson left Google it was still cause for concern. Google's products overshadowing the independent competition, including GoogleDocs, GoogleMail, GoogleMaps, GoogleReader, GoogleNews, GoogleSearch, etc. The fact that Google doesn't disclose the algorithm used for its search engine, so there is no way of knowing how it decides which sites are first. <<-- This potentially could be Google's most anticompetitive product if Google artificially inflates the relevance of its own sites or its partners. and the fact that Google allows other competing companies to use its technologies to gain more mindshare. Things I would like to know: are there any, or have there been, other high profile board members part of multiple competing boards. And is there anything notable about this? key figures in anticompetitive cases perhaps similar to Google's. Any other relevant facts and information. Thanks so much! I know that this is just for a paper I have to do, but I figured it was interesting enough that it could be discussed here as well.