The Latest in IT Security

Google faces antitrust lawsuit on U.S. mobile internet search

02
May
2014

(Reuters) – Consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman said it filed a nationwide antitrust class-action lawsuit against Google Inc alleging the company illegally monopolized the Internet and mobile search market in the United States. The lawsuit alleges that Google has expanded its monopoly of the internet search market by pre-loading its applications onto Android mobile devices through its Mobile Application Distribution Agreements. According to the lawsuit, Googles role in placing this suite of apps, including Google Play and YouTube, has hampered the market and kept the price of devices made by competing manufactures like Samsung Electronics and HTC Corp artificially high. Its clear that Google has not achieved this monopoly through offering a better search engine, but through its strategic, anti-competitive placement, and it doesnt take a forensic economist to see that this is evidence of market manipulation, said Steve Berman, the attorney representing consumers.

Comments are closed.

Categories

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments