29 Feb '12, 2am

Microsoft joins Google+ dispute in EU: Sources - TODAYonline

BRUSSELS - Microsoft and several other companies have complained to European Union anti-trust regulators about Google's social networking tool, two people familiar with the matter said, but they declined to provide the names of the other firms involved. The complaints, which have not yet been filed formally with the Commission, may prompt the European Commission to broaden its ongoing investigation into Google, which focuses on whether it is too dominant in the web-search market. Google declined to comment, as did the European Commission. Microsoft's spokesman Jesse Verstraete said Microsoft had not filed a complaint with the Commission. The sources declined to provide details about the nature of the complaints about Google+ or the names of the other complainants because of the sensitivity of the matter, and emphasised that the process was informal at this stage. Microsoft...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/EDC120229-00001...

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