On numerous occasions, Microsoft had the members of the European Commission come knocking to its door over antitrust allegation charges leveled by the search giant, Google.
Factors like limiting advertiser access to data and blocking routes to book publishers' content were among the other points that Microsoft’s complaint featured. To many, this move of Microsoft may come as a surprise, since for many years now the same body has been nudging Microsoft over the similar dominance it enjoyed with its Internet Explorer. The whole debacle ended only after Microsoft agreed to include a ‘web browser choice’ screen to enable multiple choices for internet browsers.
Google, however, was unwilling to take Microsoft’s allegations sitting down. In an eWeek report, Google retorted saying that Microsoft couldn’t ruffle a feather with its complaints. It now remains to be seen how far the tech giants will go with the mud-slinging.