Microsoft and Google Agree to Drop Mutual Complaints

Microsoft and Google agreed on Friday to withdraw complaints against each other with regulators around the world, as the two American tech giants continued recent efforts to settle the once-bitter conflicts between them.The two companies also said they would try to resolve future squabbles before complaining to regulators, as they have in the past.”Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities,” said Jennifer Crider, a Microsoft spokeswoman. “We will continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and for customers.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/technology/microsoft-and-google-agree-to-drop-mutual-complaints.htmlAlso see:Google and Microsoft agree to end regulatory battles [IDG]
Google and Microsoft have agreed to end their long-running regulatory battles and stop complaining to government agencies about each other.Microsoft had been one of the leading companies calling for governments to investigate Google over potential antitrust violations in recent years. Earlier this year, though, Microsoft withdrew its support for FairSearch, a coalition of companies pushing the EU to file formal antitrust complaints against Google.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3060634/legal/google-and-microsoft-agree-to-end-regulatory-battles.htmlMicrosoft, Google agree to drop complaints against each other
Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc’s Google have reached a deal to withdraw all the regulatory complaints against each other, the companies told Reuters.”Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities. We will continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and for customers,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email.
http://in.reuters.com/article/microsoft-google-idINKCN0XJ20Y

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