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Is “Google” the No. 1 searched term on Bing?

Answer: Google says it is.

Google search engine home screen.
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Google just delivered a pretty serious burn to Microsoft’s Bing. Apparently, the former search engine has evidence that it is the No. 1 searched term on the latter.

It all came out during a hearing in the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg. Google is currently battling to overturn a 2018 EU antitrust order and $5 billion fine alleging that Google unfairly pushed its search engine on Android-equipped cellphones, thus dominating the market. Google’s appeal argument is that it is dominating the market by consumer choice — according to Google, everyone uses it because it’s just that good.

“We have submitted evidence showing that the most common search query on Bing is by far Google,” Alfonso Lamadrid, lawyer for Google parent Alphabet, said in the court. “People use Google because they choose to, not because they are forced to. Google’s market share in general search is consistent with consumer surveys showing that 95 percent of users prefer Google to rival search engines.”
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