DuckDuckGo Founder Testified in Antitrust Trial that Google Stifles Competition


Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of DuckDuckGo, testified in the courtroom of the U.S. District Court in Washington several weeks ago. He was testifying in what is being described as one of the most significant antitrust trials in a generation. And it was initially sealed.

After facing criticism from antitrust advocates over a lack of public access, Judge Amit Mehta ordered the release of large parts of Weinberg’s and Apple AI boss John Giannandrea’s testimony to the public.

Weinberg testified about the uphill battle small search engine companies face when competing with tech behemoth Google. And he pointed to various obstacles faced by his company.

The heart of the matter involves Google’s agreements with phone manufacturers and equipment producers, which establish its product as the default search option on a multitude of devices.

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