Google and Justice Department headed for legal showdown over monopoly practices

Google and Justice Department headed for legal showdown over monopoly practices

I contributed a quote to this article at Liberation News

Chris Garaffa, editor of the progressive technology news site Tech for the People, explained to Liberation News, “about 80% of U.S. web searches go through Google’s properties. It makes deals with Mozilla at $400+ million per year for the next 4 years, with Apple at up to $11 billion per year, and many smaller companies and phone manufacturers to maintain its status as the default search engine in their products.” 

Garaffa also noted that “Google search is the default search engine in their Chrome web browser, which retains a numerical majority in browser usage, and their Android phone platform, which is the most widely-used phone operating system in the world. By using its financial power to make such deals as well as to invest in other services and technologies that bring in new customers – like Gmail, Docs, etc. – the company is able to maintain and grow its presence.”

Liberation News