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Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

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Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

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A picture taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens.
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On Tuesday, the federal government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. It's the first federal case against a large tech company in a while, and it might be the biggest one of the century so far.

Today on the show, we explain exactly what the lawsuit is all about. How exactly did Google violate antitrust law, at least according to the government?

And how will the world change if Google loses the case?

For more on antitrust cases in tech, check out our recent episode, Apple v Everybody.

Music: "Doctor Dizzy," and "Groovy Rollin."

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