“Nearly a decade later, the Justice Department and state regulators are suing Google over the same multibillion-dollar smartphone contracts that investigators for the Federal Trade Commission flagged years ago — and arguing that the deals present some of the strongest evidence that Google has built a monopoly.” Politico: The government’s lawyers saw a Google monopoly coming. Their bosses refused to sue. One of the under-told stories of the internet is the way Google used the mass migration to mobile to gradually replace the internet with itself. It was a huge business risk — going from a search engine to a destination — but it’s paying off for them. (Though like many big tech stories, that doesn’t mean it’s paying off for us.)