Apple to Develop its Own Search Engine Due to Google’s Lawsuit With DOJ
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In the news: According to a report from Financial Times, Apple is in the process of developing its own search engine.
Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 14, is now using its own search results when search queries are typed directly from the home screen.
Google is currently facing trial as the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) sues the tech giant for monopolist behavior and violating antitrust laws.
The DOJ noted in the lawsuit that Google pays Apple billions of dollars to be the main search engine for all iOS devices.
A press release from the DOJ Office of Public Affairs said the complaint “alleges that Google’s anticompetitive practices have had harmful effects on competition and consumers.”
“Google has foreclosed any meaningful search competitor from gaining vital distribution and scale, eliminating competition for a majority of search queries in the United States. By restricting competition in search, Google’s conduct has harmed consumers by reducing the quality of search (including on dimensions such as privacy, data protection, and use of consumer data), lessening choice in search, and impeding innovation,” it read.
When did it happen?: Oct. 28, 2020
Who are the major players?: Apple allegedly will be creating its own search engine as Google is under fire by the Department of Justice in lawsuit with antitrust laws.