Wednesday, November 28, 2007

States slam Google, Firefox as no match for Microsoft

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In a brief submitted to federal court, state antitrust regulators dismissed companies such as Google and Mozilla, and technologies such as Ajax and software-as-a-service, as piddling players that pose no threat to Microsoft's monopoly in the operating system and browser markets.

Ten states and the District of Columbia made the unusual claim to try to show that the OS and browser spaces had changed much more slowly than expected in 2002, when state regulators and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) brokered a deal with Microsoft in a long-running antitrust case against the Redmond, Wash. company. The lack of change, they said, means that potential competitors need more time -- and judicial protection -- if they are to develop into real rivals to Microsoft.

States slam Google, Firefox as no match for Microsoft

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