Google Wants DOJ To Continue Microsoft Antitrust Restrictions
Google seeks to extend Microsoft antitrust decree from Reuters reports that
Google has asked a federal judge to lengthen the period when Microsoft’s
operating system is subject to antitrust reviews in order to ensure desktop
search players can remain competitive with Microsoft.
Last week, Microsoft
agreed to change various ways they handled the integration of desktop search
in Vista, in response to a complaint lodged by Google. However, Google remains
worried that the changes won’t be fully in place before the wide-ranging
"consent decree" reached between Microsoft and the US government expires this
November. That decree restricts what Microsoft can do within its operating
system to ensure it allows for competition.
U.S. judge tells Google to work through Justice Department from Reuters and
Judge rejects Google’s
anti-Microsoft antitrust bid from News.com provide an update that the judge
is currently satisfied with the agreement reached between Microsoft and the US
Justice Department over desktop search and made no comment on Google’s request
for the consent decree to be extended. Instead, she’s first considering whether
Google has even made that request in the proper legal manner.
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