By Eva Dou and Gerrit De Vynck, washingtonpost.com, 9-10-23
The Justice Department finally will take Google to court over its alleged sharp-elbowed tactics on Sept. 12, in a landmark trial that marks the department’s first antitrust case against a major tech company in more than 20 years.
Filed in 2020 under the Trump administration, the case – U.S. et al v. Google – focuses narrowly on the company’s popular search engine, alleging Google used the tool’s 90-percent market share to illegally throttle competition in both search and search advertising.
But the trial has more expansive implications for the Internet giant’s business ambitions. » Read More