Google complains about Microsoft

By Derek Sooman on
Google has jumped on the Microsoft anti-trust bandwagon, expressing concerns about Microsoft's new browser having a search box in the upper-right corner that is typically set up to ensure that users wind up using Microsoft's MSN search service. Google contends that this is anti-competitive, and puts Microsoft in a position to unfairly grab Web traffic.

"The market favors open choice for search, and companies should compete for users based on the quality of their search services," Marissa Mayer, the vice president for search products at Google, told the Times. "We don't think it's right for Microsoft to just set the default to MSN. We believe users should choose."

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