Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Mar 2011 08:30 UTC
Microsoft Oh irony, thy silver thorn strikes like the moonlight through my delicate skin. While this complaint could actually hold merit, the fact it's coming from Microsoft lessens its validity somewhat. Redmond has just filed an antitrust complaint about Google in Europe.
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Innovation != Issue
by tomcat on Thu 31st Mar 2011 22:29 UTC
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The issue here is antitrust; specifically, does Google have such a strangehold on Search in Europe -- and it appears that they do -- that it blocks competitors from competing? It isn't good for a single entity to control an entire market -- but it's worse when that entity actively BLOCKS other competitors from even being able to compete. Regardless of whether you dislike Microsoft, it is better when there's robust competition. Browser competition has produced better browsers -- and even Microsoft responded by improving its own browser. We should expect no less from Search. Google has become very sleazy and heavy-handed. IMHO, it's time they were reined in. We will all benefit.

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