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Google vs. Microsoft and the the role of the DOJ

Here are fascinating stories about the battle between giants Google and Microsoft and the role the government plays in mediating that battle.

Gregg Keizer reports that Google complains to DOJ about Vista search Accuses Microsoft of discouraging users from running its software (Computerworld, June 10, 2007). Meanwhile, Stephen Labaton reports that “Nearly a decade after the government began its landmark effort to break up Microsoft, the Bush administration has sharply changed course by repeatedly defending the company both in the United States and abroad against accusations of anticompetitive conduct, including the recent rejection of a complaint by Google.” (Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept., New York Times, June 10, 2007).

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