A Connecticut startup waging a David vs. Goliath battle against search giant Google will have its day in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights takes a look at Google’s business practices.

The startup, Norwalk-based Kayak.com, is one of the founding members of FairSearch.org – a group that includes a number of travel related search engines who claim that Google’s market dominating search engine presence is shutting out competitors. The group also lists Microsoft as one of its sponsoring members – a company that itself faced similar anti-trust accusations in the 1990s for its dominance of the operating system and web browsing markets.

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Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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