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“Chrome exists to serve Google search.”

The US v. Google antitrust case may be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy, but occasionally we get some fun nuggets. The quote above comes from an internal email sent by Google’s Jim Kolotouros, VP of Android Platform Partnerships. “Chrome exists to serve Google search,” he writes. “If it cannot do that because it is regulated to be set by the user, the value of users using Chrome goes to almost zero (for me).”

A screenshot of an internal Google email sent from Google’s Jim Kolotouros.
A screenshot of an internal Google email made public as part of the trial.
Image: Department of Justice