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US versus Google news update for 11-01-2023

US versus Google news update for 11-01-2023
Nov 1, 2023 · 3m 26s

This is your Google on trial podcast and this is the news for 11-01-2023. On October 31, 2023, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to compel Google...

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This is your Google on trial podcast and this is the news for 11-01-2023.
On October 31, 2023, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to compel Google to produce certain documents and testimony that the company has been resisting. The DOJ argued that these materials are necessary to prove its case that Google has abused its dominance in the online search and advertising markets. Google has opposed the motion, arguing that the DOJ is seeking irrelevant and confidential information.
In a separate development, on November 1, 2023, the judge overseeing the case issued a ruling on Google's motion to dismiss the DOJ's antitrust lawsuit. The judge denied the motion, ruling that the DOJ has adequately alleged that Google has violated antitrust laws. This is a major victory for the DOJ, and it means that the case will proceed to trial.
The trial is scheduled to begin on September 12, 2024. It is expected to last several months, and it could have a significant impact on Google and the entire online technology industry.
Here is a more detailed summary of the recent news and developments in the case:
October 31, 2023: DOJ files motion to compel Google to produce documents and testimony
The DOJ argued that the following materials are necessary to prove its case that Google has abused its dominance in the online search and advertising markets:
Communications between Google executives about its search and advertising businesses
Data on Google's search and advertising traffic
Information about Google's internal decision-making process
Google has opposed the motion, arguing that the DOJ is seeking irrelevant and confidential information. The company has also argued that the DOJ is seeking to delay the trial.
November 1, 2023: Judge denies Google's motion to dismiss DOJ's antitrust lawsuit
The judge overseeing the case issued a ruling on Google's motion to dismiss the DOJ's antitrust lawsuit. The judge denied the motion, ruling that the DOJ has adequately alleged that Google has violated antitrust laws.
The judge found that the DOJ has alleged that Google has abused its dominance in the online search and advertising markets in a number of ways, including:
Giving preferential treatment to its own products and services in its search results
Making it difficult for rivals to compete in the online advertising market
Acquiring competing companies in order to eliminate them as rivals
The judge's ruling is a major victory for the DOJ, and it means that the case will proceed to trial.
What to expect next:
The trial is scheduled to begin on September 12, 2024. It is expected to last several months, and it could have a significant impact on Google and the entire online technology industry.
If the DOJ is successful in its case, Google could be ordered to change its business practices or even break up the company. This would have a major impact on the way that people use the internet and the way that businesses advertise online.
The trial is also being closely watched by other antitrust regulators around the world. If the DOJ is successful, it could embolden other regulators to take action against Google and other big tech companies.
Thank you for listening and make sure you check out the SBF on Trial podcast for all your Sam Bankman Fried news and updates.
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