Google Only Improves Products Under Pressure, US Argues

Google — under fire in court for allegedly resting on its laurels thanks to its 90% market dominance — only made an effort to beef up the quality of its search engine in the European Union after being hit by a record antitrust fine, according to internal documents revealed in the US Justice Department’s monopolization case against the tech giant.

The Justice Department is arguing at a trial in Washington that Google’s failure to improve its products – unless put under pressure – proves that it’s illegally maintaining its monopoly.