Microsoft asks Europe's competition authority to investigate Motorola and Google 22 Feb 12
Microsoft has today announced that it has "filed a formal competition law complaint" against Motorola Mobility and Google with the European Commission. In a piece entitled "Google: Please Don’t Kill Video on the Web", posted on the Microsoft on the Issues blog, Dave Heiner, of the company's standards and antitrust groups, writes: "We have taken this step because Motorola is attempting to block sales of Windows PCs, our Xbox game console and other products. Their offense? These products enable people to view videos on the Web and to connect wirelessly to the Internet using industry standards." He continues: "Motorola has broken its promise. Motorola is on a path to use standard essential patents to kill video on the Web, and Google as its new owner doesn’t seem to be willing to change course." Gutierrez goes on to state:
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