Multifaceted competition – click here to see the full Microsoft post
Google disclosed this week in its own blog posting that the European Commission had made preliminary inquiries about complaints against Google made by three European Internet sites.
One was from a Microsoft subsidiary, Ciao.de. The others came from a British price comparison site, Foundem.co.uk, and a French search engine specializing in legal matters, EJustice.fr.
The dueling blog posts are the latest sign that the fierce rivalry between the two companies is spilling into the public policy arena. Both companies are lobbying fiercely in Washington D.C. and Brussels to shape laws and regulation in their favor.