Yelp CEO Is Encouraged by U.S. Antitrust Case Against Google

Nov. 11, 2020, 10:44 PM

Yelp Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Stoppelman has long been convinced that Google has a monopoly in the internet search market and said a recent U.S. antitrust case against the company validates his position.

“We’re very encouraged by that,” Stoppelman said in an interview on Bloomberg TV Wednesday. “Google has behaved illegally and has leveraged its monopoly in ways that are destructive to innovation and competition. It’s bad for consumers, bad for small business owners.”

Yelp, a local search provider that collects reviews of restaurants, shops and services, says Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which controls about 90% of the online ...

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