Google likely to strike deal with EU antitrust regulators, says expert
Posted in: Government & Policy at 02/04/2011 19:19
Microsoft's complaint about Google's business practices in the European Union will eventually push Google to strike a deal with regulators, an antitrust expert said today.
On Thursday, Microsoft announced it had joined several other much smaller firms in registering a complaint with European Commission regulators in Brussels. In what Brad Smith, Microsoft's chief lawyer, said was the company's first-ever antitrust complaint, Microsoft charged its long-time rival with a "broadening pattern of conduct aimed at stopping anyone else from creating a competitive alternative."