Why it matters: How successful he was this week in trying to break antitrust law with a multi-billion dollar fine, citing the example of many people rushing competitors to the mover.
In 2018, the European Union fined Google 4.34 billion euros (about 5 billion US dollars) for antitrust violations. This is a violation of Google's way of allowing Android device manufacturers to install their own search engine and Chrome browser to license the Google Play Store. European Union regulators have also claimed that manufacturers who already have Google software installed will not be allowed to use Android forks. This stifles competition and innovation, the EU commissioner said. Bloomberg reports that Google is still trying to scrap the fine, and this week it notified the European Court of Human Rights in Luxembourg that its search engine is very popular. . Alphabet Inc attorney Alfonso Lamadrid (Google owner) said: “We have provided evidence that the most popular search on Bing is Google.
Lamadrid would probably suggest that most people use Bing just because the default search engine is the Edge browser installed preconfigured for Windows, and they immediately find a way to switch to Google.
"People use Google to choose them, not because they said Lamadrid. "Google's overall market share in search is in line with consumer surveys, which show 95% of Google users prefer it over competing search engines." In second place is 2.66 percent. Last month, Bernstein Wealth Management estimated that Google could pay Apple $15 billion this year to ensure Google remains the default search engine on Apple devices, including the iPhone. p>
Google tells the EU court that Google is the best search engine