“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
„More than 90% of the world uses Google Search”
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The World’s 200+ Unicorns, in One Giant Map
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.)
„In most EU member countries, Google controls more than 90 percent of the search market. Sometimes, it controls much more”
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.”
Open Search Foundation e.V.
The Open Search Foundation e.V. is a European movement of people and organisations that work together to create the foundation for independent, free and self-determined access to information on the Internet. In cooperation with research institutions, computer centres and other partners, we’re committed to a searching the web in a way that benefits everyone. The promotion of research in the field of search engines, plus education and cooperation, form the pillars of our work.