Over the past two and a half weeks, Google has called a dozen witnesses to defend itself against claims by the Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general that it illegally maintained a search and advertising monopoly, in a landmark antitrust case that could reshape tech power.Google’s lawyers stated that it paid Apple and other tech platforms an appropriate amount of money to ensure that its search engine was the default choice on the iPhone and other devices. The company argued that other search engines were unable to compete for default status on browsers due to the poor quality of their products, and cited the example of Mozilla’s partnership with Yahoo. Google also argued that its efforts helped consumers and fostered competition by investing more than its rivals in making its product great and by setting the pace for tech advancements. Finally, Google argued that its actions have been competitive on balance, not anticompetitive.
Google’s Defense in Landmark Antitrust Trial: A Unique Argument
The TikTok ban in Montana has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge, Donald W. Molloy. The ban was meant to take effect next year. Molloy stated that the ban violated the First Amendment and issued a preliminary injunction to prevent it. TikTok has been in a legal battle with the state of Montana since […]Read More
The fuel for artificial intelligence is data and it is a concern for large businesses. The Data and Trust Alliance, a nonprofit group, developed standards for describing data origins and its legal rights. It includes data’s origin, history, and intended use. The purpose of these standards is to provide more information and clarity about data. […]Read More
On Thursday, Meta removed thousands of Facebook accounts based in China. The accounts were impersonating Americans and engaging in political debates in the United States. The company warned that this campaign could foretell coordinated international efforts to influence the 2024 presidential election. According to Meta, the network of fake accounts consisted of 4,789 accounts. They […]Read More