It is alleged that Google gave thousands of millions of dollars to phone makers to use its search engine as an internet browser in all major smartphones.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google-owned company Alphabet Inc., testified in the US court on Monday in the search engine monopoly case. It was claimed that Microsoft company was not improving its web browser Internet Explorer, but Google made interesting changes in Chrome, which people liked, due to which Google’s monopoly was established. The US government and 38 states are fighting against Google in this large-scale anti-competition case. There are allegations that Google gave thousands of millions of dollars to phone makers to use its search engine as an internet browser in all major smartphones.
In a sworn statement in the court, Pichai criticized Microsoft and its Internet browser Internet Explorer. Claimed that ‘in the year 2008, there was stagnation in the internet browser market. Microsoft was not enthusiastic about improving its browser. At the same time, Chrome was launched, which made dramatic improvements. It is noteworthy that Google launched the Chrome browser in 2008, while Explorer has been closed forever in June 2022. According to Pichai, Google has made this arrangement that if a user does not want to use Chrome, he can easily use other browsers. Earlier, Google had said that Pichai is its ‘star witness’ in the case. After 8 weeks of hearing, the case is reaching its final stage the agency
Narrated story of becoming a CEO Sundar Pichai
Pichai started the statement with his story. Told how he lived in Chennai, then came to America, worked for Google here, and became the CEO of the company in 2015. Claimed that the initial investment and innovation in Chrome brought many benefits to the users. Many websites also became popular due to this reason. People found it easier to use Chrome to search for things on the Internet. This is how the monopoly was achieved, the company did not do any illegal work for this.
Google’s methods will change if the government wins
According to experts, if it is proved that Google adopted illegal methods to gain a monopoly in the field of Internet search engines and digital advertisements through it, and it was wrong to give money to phone manufacturing companies, then the company will have to face scrutiny over its business practices on a large scale. Have to change. It is also possible that it may not remain the company earning the most from search engines and advertisements for long.