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Google denies abusing power to gain monopoly

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Google has dismissed arguments that it is the world’s biggest search engine because of illegal practices, saying to switch to another company takes “literally four taps”, according to BBC’s news report for Sept.13.

A lawyer for the company made the remarks in court in Washington DC, where it is facing trial over whether it is a monopoly. Experts say the case is a major test of the power of US regulators over the tech giants. Prosecutors said the case was about “the future of the internet”.

The trial is expected to last 10 weeks and will feature testimony from Google boss Sundar Pichai as well as executives from Apple. Judge Amit Mehta, who was appointed to his position on DC district court by former president Barack Obama, will decide the case – the biggest for the industry in 25 years.

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