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How does Google's monopoly hurt you? Try these searches

Over the last 20 years, Google has significantly changed how it labels the ads on top of search results. These archival shots are from Search Engine Land and The Wayback Machine. Foto: Washington Post screenshot

Let's Google together. Open a Web browser and search for T-shirts. I'll wait.

Is the first thing you see a search result? I'm not talking about the stuff labeled Ads or Maps. On my screen, the actual result is not in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or even eighth row of stuff. It's buried on row nine...

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