Google reportedly submitted evidence showing the most-searched term on Bing
Google reportedly submitted evidence showing the most-searched term on Bing in the European Union’s General Court this week.
The tech giant had been under fire for its dominance in online search for years and the tech giant was currently facing down a case in the European Union over its actions.
However, the company was leaning on the idea that its customers wanted to use Google Search over its alternatives, with the evidence used to support that being that the most popular search term on Bing was apparently “Google”.
In the European Union’s General Court this week, a lawyer for Google’s parent company submitted evidence showing that the most popular search term on Bing was, in fact, “Google”.
Bloomberg reported that the lawyer described that “Google” was “by far” the most-searched term on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. The tech giant was using this angle in order to prove that its customers have chosen to use Google Search over its competitors, not because it’s the default option on their device.
“Google’s market share in general search is consistent with consumer surveys showing that 95% of users prefer Google to rival search engines,” said Alfonso Lamadrid, the lawyer for Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc.
Bing was Microsoft’s search engine and was the default option on the company’s Edge browser as well as Windows, the world’s most popular desktop operating system (OS).
Bloomberg also reported that the tech giant had asked EU judges to overturn a record USD 5 billion fine and to strike down a 2018 antitrust order that said Google unfairly pushed its search app on mobile phones running its Android software.
The European Commission alleged that the tech giant made a strategic decision in order to squeeze out potential rivals and to build near-monopoly market shares.