In an antitrust hearing in the US on Wednesday, Google and its parent company Alphabet's CEO Sundar Pichai will downplay concerns on the internet giant's market dominance, his prepared remarks show. "Google operates in highly competitive and dynamic global markets, in which prices are free or falling, and products are constantly improving. Today’s competitive landscape looks nothing like it did 5 years ago, let alone 21 years ago, when Google launched its first product, Google Search," Pichai will argue. "You can ask Alexa a question from your kitchen; read your news on Twitter; ask friends for information via WhatsApp; and get recommendations on Snapchat or Pinterest," Pichai is set to say — though it's worth noting that discovery and search are closely related but distinct, and no one entity has captured discovery quite as profoundly as Google has dominated search…
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