Analysis: Google antitrust case to turn on how search engine grew dominant

By Paresh Dave and Jonathan Stempel

OAKLAND, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government’s antitrust case against Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search engine beloved by consumers has actually left them worse off, several legal experts said.

Google was accused in the long-anticipated lawsuit filed on Tuesday of harming competition in internet search and search advertising through distribution agreements and other restrictions that put its search tool front and center whenever consumers browsed the web.

To win, the U.S. Department of Justice must prove that Google gained or maintained monopoly power through abusive conduct, or something beyond competition on the merits.

Several legal experts said Google’s alleged misconduct appears similar to allegations the government leveled in the 1990s against Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O>. That landmark case was settled in 2002, and a consent decree

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Cybershoes will turn to Kickstarter to bring its VR walking shoes to Oculus Quest

Cybershoes, a VR peripheral that aims to simulate walking, is coming to Oculus Quest and Quest 2.

UploadVR first tried Cybershoes two years ago. The kit consists of a pair of soles you wrap around your feet before sitting on a chair. While sitting, you swing your legs back and forth along the floor to imitate walking, which is then mirrored in a given experience. Previously, the kit was limited to PC VR headsets, but this new wireless model will be compatible with Facebook’s standalone headset via Bluetooth connectivity.

Developers are free to integrate support for the kit via a just-launched Software Development Kit. In fact, Cybershoes partnered with Vertigo Games to add support to enduring zombie shooter, Arizona Sunshine (which itself just got an Quest 2 update).

Ahead of launch, Cybershoes is turning to Kickstarter for preorders. However the company claims this isn’t to fund production, which is already

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