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Microsoft plays agitator in antitrust probe against Google

It has kept its coffers full for the European fight, and has founded or funded a cottage industry of splinter groups

European antitrust regulators on Wednesday formally accused Google of abusing its dominance. Google's European market share is roughly 90% in many countries, even greater than it is in America.


NOT long ago, Microsoft was the scourge of European antitrust regulators.

It was fined once, twice, three and four times. Finally, after Microsoft paid more than US$3 billion, Europe left it alone.

Now, Google is firmly in Europe's cross hairs: Antitrust regulators...

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