Saturday November 28, 2020

Tech insight: Google can take the hit of US antitrust case

A pre-election bid by the US government to loosen the giant’s grip on the search market stinks of political motivation and is unlikely to have any major impact

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
25th October, 2020
About 88 per cent of all search queries in the US and 92 per cent in Ireland are done through Google. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

Google faces the biggest antitrust case brought by the US government in years, but it’s not expected to have much impact.

The action is based on fears that Google has created a monopoly as it pays manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, laptops and anything else with a browser and search engine capacity billions of dollars annually to ensure it is the default search engine on these devices.

About 88 per cent of all search...

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