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Google CEO Cites Long List of Search Rivals in Antitrust Defense

Sundar Pichai
Sundar PichaiPhotographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai highlighted a long list of digital rivals in his opening statement ahead of Wednesday’s hearing with the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on antitrust.

“When searching for products online, you may be visiting Amazon, EBay, Walmart, or any one of a number of e-commerce providers, where most online shopping queries happen,” Pichai said, according to a copy of his prepared testimony. “Similarly, in areas like travel and real estate, Google faces strong competition for search queries from many businesses that are experts in these areas.”