Google Search app on iOS 17.1
As you might expect a defendant in an antitrust trial to do, Google’s head of search Raghavan played up the competition as he testified that Yelp and Amazon should be considered competitors. He said that Google is also losing search users to TikTok and ChatGPT and that some users call Google Search “Grandpa Google.” We’d say that Grandpa is acting spry for his age. Raghavan says that with all of the competition that Google faces in search, it needs to do what it can to remain competitive.
Judge Mehta will be making his ruling after Google is finished telling its side of the story. If he rules against Google, the company could be forced to break up into smaller firms.