The antitrust argument Google can make that Microsoft couldn’t

The antitrust argument Google can make that Microsoft couldn’t
The antitrust argument Google can make that Microsoft couldn’t
Walter Frick

The antitrust suit filed against Google by the US Department of Justice this week contains echoes of the government’s case against Microsoft 22 years ago, but it will hinge on the ways in which the two cases are different. Google’s defense will include its longstanding mantra that “competition is only a click away”—or, as the company said in a statement this week, “you can easily download your choice of apps or change your default settings in a matter of seconds—faster than you can walk to another aisle in the grocery store.” Microsoft couldn’t say that.