Saturday, April 13, 2013

One Software Giant Sues Another Over Anti-Competitive Browser Usage

No, I'm not actually talking about Microsoft being targeted again.  Quite the opposite, in fact:
A 17-member coalition of competitor-companies including Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, TripAdvisor and Expedia have united under the initiative to sue Google for that it “uses deceptive conduct to lockout competition in mobile.” 
The coalition accuses the search company of using the free Android as a vessel to promote its search and other services (like YouTube) and lock users into them. 
“Google is using its Android mobile operating system as a ‘Trojan Horse’ to deceive partners, monopolize the mobile marketplace, and control consumer data,” the coalition’s lawyer Thomas Vinje said. “We are asking the Commission to move quickly and decisively to protect competition and innovation in this critical market.”

...said the pot to the kettle.

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