Google, under antitrust scrutiny, points its finger at Microsoft
Feb 26, 2010, 00:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Bishop)
"Google overnight confirmed reports that European regulators are
looking into complaints that it's unfairly pushing down the
rankings of some of its competitors in its search results. The
company denied wrongdoing, and pointed out that Microsoft is
connected to two of the three companies making complaints.
"One is a price-comparison service called Foundem, which is a
member of a Microsoft-funded organization called ICOMP, the
Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace. Foundem has been
outspoken on the subject of "search neutrality" in that role.
Another is a similar service called Ciao!, renamed Ciao! from Bing
after it was acquired by the Redmond company."