It hasn’t been a happy 25th birthday for Google, the search giant and now Android maker which goes on trial this week for monopolising the online search industry.

In a court case originally lodged in 2020, the US justice department is suing Google in the most consequential attempt by competition authorities to unravel the immense power of big tech. The last time this type of antitrust case was heard was 20 years ago against Microsoft, then the mightiest power in the computing industry...

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