Antitrust Antitrust

Google’s relationship with Apple features prominently in US DOJ’s landmark antitrust lawsuit

By Michael Acton and Mike Swift
  • 20 Oct 2020 12:14
  • 20 Oct 2020 14:25
Google’s revenue-sharing agreements with Apple have allowed the search giant to choke off potential competitors, according to a landmark lawsuit against Google filed in a federal court today by the US Department of Justice and 11 state attorneys general.
Google pays Apple an estimated $8 billion to $12 billion per

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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