Amid Google's antitrust trial defense proceedings, its search engine head claims that it is considered outdated, called "Grandpa Google" by young people.
Also handling ads and commerce, senior VP Prabhakar Raghavan explained that they use it only for homework and not the more interesting questions.
It is unclear where Raghavan heard the phrase as social media sites like TikTok yield videos and memes of grandparents using search engines.
Raghavan's claim marked the official start of Google's testimony in response to the government's month-long presentation, alleging it violated antitrust laws.
The Department of Justice and a group of state attorneys general alleged that Google illegally maintained its monopoly over search.
Raghavan defended Google's position, saying it faced strong competition even beyond ones like Bing and DuckDuckGo.
He added that Google was able to maintain its market share and surpass Yahoo search because of search engine innovations.
Raghavan named Expedia and Yelp as "everyday competition" as users' in-app searches have increased, not they are not relying on just Google for information.