02 May '14, 8pm

Google Faces New Mobile Search Monopoly Antitrust Lawsuit

Google Faces New Mobile Search Monopoly Antitrust Lawsuit

Google is facing an antitrust lawsuit over its alleged monopoly of the mobile search market. Consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman filed the lawsuit May 1 on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the internet and mobile search market in the US. The complaint argued that given its placement of its own apps on Android smartphones - such as Google Play and Search - through its Mobile Application Distribution Agreements (MADA), it is stifling competition in the market. This isn't the first time Google has been accused of such practices, with Fairsearch Europe - a group whose members include Microsoft and Nokia – having attacked Google last year for the same thing. According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, these agreements were hidden and marked to be viewed only by attorn...

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