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    News - Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

    In a detailed blog, Microsoft's general counsel, Brad Smith, sketched out its criticisms against Google.
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    Re: News - Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

    Looks like bing fail butthurt to me.
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    Re: News - Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

    When they allow someone to change the search button in a WP7 to google, rather than bing, then they can complain about Google not allowing metadata access to YouTube.
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    Re: News - Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

    I doubt MS will get much sympathy from the EU after the last time they got a drubbing over browsers.
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    Re: News - Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

    Microsoft has filed a formal complaint with EU regulators about Google's alleged monopoly of the search engine business in Europe
    Erm, how can Google have a monopoly when there's other search engines - such as Bing - available? If Microsoft feel hard done by then they'd be better advised to look at why people chose Google over Bing. For myself, it's down to having better filtering (e.g. restricting to results less than a year old) on the Googster rather than Bing. Personally I've no loyalty to Google, so if a better search engine came along then I'd defect to it in a moment - but there isn't one as far as I can see.
    So I really hope MS lose this one ...
    Microsoft's constantly failing YouTube app is causing increasing concern especially with the new Windows Phones, he said. Microsoft declared that Google bars Windows Phones from operating properly on YouTube. It has refused to allow Microsoft to access the metadata the same way that Google's own Android phones and iPhones do.
    ... on the other hand if this is true, (and not just MS sour grapes), then Google deserves some sanction for this.

    One question, why lodge this with EU rather than the US - after all, I thought that the US legal system was more friendly to this kind of thing?

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    Re: News - Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

    It is a sign of the times though isn't it, when you can use google as a verb, not a noun

    It has become ubiquitous, like the hoover.

    I say good luck to em, and M$ can go tickle itself

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