“With his arms folded tightly across his chest, Apple’s lead attorney Orin Snyder appeared to seethe as he began to question Thomas Turvey,” Greg Sandoval reports for The Verge.
“Under Snyder’s questioning, Turvey acknowledged that he couldn’t remember a single name of any of the publishing executives who had told him Apple was the reason the publishers were switching their business model,” Sandoval reports. “He conceded that the publisher’s move to the agency system was important to Google’s own business, yet Turvey couldn’t remember any details about the conversations with publishers. By the end of the interview Turvey had gone from saying the publishers had told him directly, to saying they had merely told people on his team, to finally saying the publishers had ‘likely’ told someone on his team.”
Sandoval reports, “It was a topsy Turvey moment for the increasingly unsure Google exec… Outside the court, Turvey appeared sullen and declined to comment.”
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