Opening arguments in US v. Google simply ended! Solely ten weeks left to go.
I’ve simply completed lunch after the Division of Justice, a bunch of state attorneys common, and Google made their opening arguments in today’s antitrust trial.
The Division of Justice desires Choose Amit Mehta to give attention to “what Google did” — which, in its analysis, is signal a bunch of restrictive Google Search exclusivity agreements with Apple, Mozilla, and Android producers. Google is arguing that the entire trial is a present to Microsoft, which (once more, in its analysis) has dismally didn’t compete with Google on Search.
There’s no public feed after opening statements, however I’ll be again in courtroom quickly to look at the Division of Justice query Google’s chief economist Hal Varian about default search settings. Oh, and there’s a man in a faux mustache and monocle wandering the halls.