Google Tries to Protect Its Monopoly Under Cover of Darkness

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Google search engine. It’s also the 25th anniversary of the last major monopoly trial in America, U.S. v. Microsoft, where the government successfully argued in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia that Microsoft illegally bundled its internet browser on its Windows software, giving it a competitive advantage on most personal computers. The Justice Department ordered a breakup, but the case was appealed, and after a changeover in power in Washington, the Bush administration reached a settlement that instituted only minor changes to Microsoft’s business practices. In that case, the trial itself was the remedy, as many antitrust scholars have since noted.” (09/07/23)