Antitrust: Google’s dominance is challenged in court

The Justice Department’s landmark suit against Google probes an “unlikely union” with Apple that’s 15 years in the making, said Daisuke Wakabayashi and Jack Nicas at The New York Times. Attorney General William Barr’s agency had numerous ways to advance its antitrust argument against Big Tech. It chose to home in on the alliance between two behemoths, Apple and Google, as “a prime example of Google’s illegal tactics to protect its monopoly.” Google’s placement as the default search engine on Apple’s iPhones — not just on the Safari browser but on “virtually all searches on Apple devices” — “has rarely been discussed by either company.”


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