Role reversal

In what is being seen as a sort of role reversal, software giant Microsoft is taking an anti-competition complaint against search giant Google to the European Commission.

The software maker claims that Google used its dominant position in the search market to restrict the growth of Microsoft services.

In 2003, an EC ruling determined that Microsoft had unfairly advantaged its Windows Media Player software over other streaming technologies by embedding it into the Windows operating system and Microsoft was fined £381 million. Microsoft was fined a further £194 million in 2006 for failing to comply with elements of the original ruling. Microsoft takes Google complaint to EU

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