Google Goes To Regulators Over Microsoft Search Feature

Law360, New York (May 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Already inundated by antitrust actions around the globe, software giant Microsoft Corp. is being nudged toward yet another confrontation by Internet search firm Google Inc., which has raised objections with regulators over the search function of Microsoft’s newest Internet browser.

In Google’s recent talks with the antitrust arms of the U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission, the company discussed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7.0, which by default will use Microsoft’s MSN Internet search feature to scour the Web for information.

Central to Google’s concerns is the...
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