So Google can win the competion with Search...
... but Microsoft couldn't win the competition with Windows? Sure, everybody used Windows only because the MS Gestapo forced them one by one, not because Windows applications were available and better.... Linux didn't really exist in the '90s when Windows became the leader, and could blackmail others to strengthen its position.
MS Office back them was much pricier than the competition, and sold well anyway - because the rest (unluckily) became crap - I know, I tried to use WordPerfect and WordPro...
But it looks you're a millenial grown up babysit by Google.
While Google of course is not using anti-competitive tactics as well - i.e. forcing its services on Android mobes, including its Search? It's exactly the same tactics used by MS to force PC makers to sell Windows. Sure, you can do without... but then almost nobody will buy your products...
And you conveniently forget that MS was fined and forced by EU antitrust to offer different browsers and open its protocols - and especially the latter greatly benefited Linux.
Thousand of ways to advertise online? Maybe, just Google controls the most of them, and FB almost the rest. Sure, you can always avoiding using a PC and just watch TV, you could do that twenty-five years ago as well, and use a typewriter and calculator.
Nor Facebook stays only inside it "walled garden" - what are all those "sponsored contents" and "like" that appear when I'm reading my newspaper site??
It's always funny how some people are trying to brainwash others into thinking Google is good, Facebook too, while only MS is evil. I wonder if those aren't "sponsored contents" too.
There's no difference among them, or other megacorps. Let them do whatever they like, and we the people will pay the price.