Competition

Microsoft Slams FTC Google Decision

The government isn't punishing my competition for competing with me!

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Microsoft says the Federal Trade Commission's settlement with Google is "weak" and questioned the agency's finding that Google Search benefits consumers despite evidence the company uses its search system to promote its other products.

"We find it troubling that the agency did not adhere to its own standard procedures that call for the agency to obtain industry input on proposed relief and secure it through an enforceable consent decree," said Dave Heiner, Microsoft VP and deputy general counsel, in a blog post. "The FTC's overall resolution of this matter is weak and—frankly—unusual."