Google paid USD 26.3 Billion in 2021 to be default search engine across platforms, antitrust trial reveals


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Google spent around $26.3 billion in 2021 to remain the default search engine in multiple browsers, phones and platforms, testimony in the US vs. Google antitrust trial has revealed. The figure came out during the US Justice Department’s cross-examination of Google’s search head, Prabhakar Raghavan, reports The Verge. The $26.3 billion amount was made public after a debate between the tech company and Judge Amit Mehta over “whether the figure should be redacted”.