“In Europe, a group called the Open Search Foundation has proposed a plan to create a common internet index that can underpin many European search engines.”

According to a recent report of the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority, Apple received the “substantial majority” of the 1.2 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) that Google paid to be the default search engine on a variety of devices in the United Kingdom in 2019. The UK markets regulator states that the arrangements between Apple and Google create “a significant barrier to entry and expansion” for Google’s rivals in the search engine market.

Read the full article at Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-google-idUSKBN242748

“Recognition is growing worldwide that something big needs to be done about Big Tech, and fast.”

“The tech giant doesn’t have to be dismantled. Sharing its crown jewel might reshape the internet.”

… says Robert Epstein on bloomberg.com.

Read the full article at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-15/to-break-google-s-monopoly-on-search-make-its-index-public

Internethealthreport 2018:

„More than 90% of the world uses Google Search”

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“The First Step To ReDecentralize The Web – Broad strokes of a superfine promise

Data and Time is everything but today, we’re giving both away — for free! Large companies use controlled experiences to contain their user’s data and time for their own gains. The result is an increasingly closed-off and centralized Internet.

It wasn’t always this way. There was a time when the Internet and the web was fully open and independent.”

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The World’s 200+ Unicorns, in One Giant Map
(Jeff Desjardins)

Unicorns are privately held startups valued at over $1B. Map is plotted based on country of origin, not exact geographic location.
(etwa: Einhörner sind privat gehaltene Startups im Wert von über $1B. Die Karte wird nach Herkunftsland und nicht nach genauer geografischer Lage erstellt.)

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„In most EU member countries, Google controls more than 90 percent of the search market. Sometimes, it controls much more”

Quelle: The Atlantic, 2015

Admittedly, the article “Europeans Use Google Way, Way More Than Americans Do” is a bit older. However, Robinson Meyer describes very well the situation of search engine use in Europe. Since 2015 this has not changed significantly.

„In most EU member countries, Google controls more than 90 percent of the search market. Sometimes, it controls much more: In Belgium, Germany, and Finland, it can claim more than 97 percent of all search engine use, according to a 2010 report by marketing research firm PTG Media.
By some measures, that’s some 30 percent more of the search market than Google controls in its home country. Estimates about Google market share in the United States put it between 67 and 75 percent of the search market.”

Full article: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/europeans-use-google-way-way-more-than-americans-do/390612/