Thursday, March 31, 2011

Microsoft Accusing Google of Antitrust Violations - NYTimes.com

A major milestone for both Microsoft and Google; check the article link below for details

Though it is making an antitrust claim, Microsoft is also claiming a bit of hypocrisy on Google’s part. In an interview, Bradford L. Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, cited Google’s stated mission to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

“That is a laudable goal,” Mr. Smith said. “But it appears Google’s practice is to prevent others from doing the same thing. That is unlawful and it raises serious antitrust issues.”

Google’s strategy, he adds, seems to be to “wall off content so that it cannot be crawled and searched by competing companies.”

Microsoft Accusing Google of Antitrust Violations - NYTimes.com

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