Microsoft anti-trust?

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Now that Microsoft is using their Office monopoly to force Bing, will there be government anti-trust investigations like for Amazon and Google?

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    anoldamigauser

    Microsoft has a large market share for productivity software, but it is not a monopoly. The EU regulators are concerned with abuse that hurts competition, and since this may slightly decrease Google's share in Search, they would probably view it as a net positive. In the US, there does not seem to be much appetite for anti-trust at the moment (unless you own a newspaper the current administration feels is unfair to it), so I do not see anything happening there.

    As it is only an announcement at this point, and it has been received rather poorly, I would not be surprised to see Microsoft walk this one back.

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    Paul Thurrott

    No, because Microsoft doesn't have a monopoly of any kind.

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