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'Google' most searched term on Microsoft's search engine Bing

"We have presented information demonstrating that the most popular search query on Bing is by far Google," Lamadrid was quoted as saying in a Bloomberg article. 

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California, First Published Sep 29, 2021, 4:10 PM IST
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Google claims that the phrase "Google" is the most frequently searched term on Microsoft's search engine Bing. On Tuesday, the second day of a weeklong hearing in a 2018 antitrust penalty case, Alphabet Inc unit lawyer Alfonso Lamadrid gave the testimony at the European Union's General Court in Luxembourg. "We have presented information demonstrating that the most popular search query on Bing is by far Google," Lamadrid was quoted as saying in a Bloomberg article. According to the article, Google presented the point when requesting that EU courts overturn the antitrust judgment against it and the record $5 billion punishment.

The European Commission levied the fine on Google, saying that it had unfairly pushed its search engine on Android phones. It said Google was seeking to restrict competition and establish a near-monopoly. In response, Lamadrid stated that individuals choose to use Google rather than being compelled to do so. He said that Google's general search market share was consistent with consumer studies, which revealed that 95 per cent of consumers favoured Google over competing search engines.

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According to the Associated Press, this was one of three antitrust fines totalling more than $8 billion levied by the FTC against Google between 2017 and 2019. The others concentrated on shopping and search, whereas the California firm is appealing to all three. While the fines were substantial, opponents argue that Google can easily pay them and that the sanctions did nothing to increase competition. The commission stated in its original ruling that Google's tactics limit competition and diminish customer options. On the other hand, Google intends to claim that the free and open-source Android operating system has resulted in lower-priced phones and increased competition with its main rival, Apple.

According to a report on the country's two-year investigation seen by Reuters, Google recently exploited the dominating position of its Android operating system in India, using its "vast financial power" to illegally harm competitors. According to a June report by the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) investigations branch, Alphabet's Google limited "the ability and motivation of device makers to create and sell devices operating on alternative versions of Android."

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