Google's hefty $26bn payments for default search status revealed during antitrust trial

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Google's hefty $26bn payments for default search status revealed during antitrust trial
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Google's hefty $26bn payments for default search status revealed during antitrust trial

In a startling revelation during the ongoing antitrust trial against Google, the tech giant's search head, Prabhakar Raghavan, has disclosed that the company paid $26.3 billion in 2021 to maintain its default search engine status across various platforms.

Raghavan's testimony, which took place on Friday as part of the US Justice Department's legal action against Google, provides a detailed perspective on the substantial sums that Google disburses to...

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