Amazon is disputing a report that it adjusted its retail search algorithms to favor its own products and listings that would make it the most money.
That should be easy to test, right?
For more than a decade, Amazon’s search listings primarily showed the best-selling and most relevant results. After the algorithm was reportedly changed, search results showed products that would be the most profitable for Amazon, such as the company’s private-label products or third-party listings that would make Amazon more money than its own products.
I opened Amazon up, searched for five different unrelated products and right at the top of each was an Amazon product.
What if Apple did that but didn’t have a profit motive?