Microsoft has announced that they have filed a complaint with the European Commission against Google over competition issues and Microsoft is claiming that Google has taken a pattern of actions to entrench its dominance for search and search advertising.
Microsoft is basically saying that Google is using anti-competitive practices, and the announcement says the Google have been blocking Bing from indexing YouTube content, and also blocking Microsoft smartphones from accessing YouTube.
Microsoft is filing a formal complaint with the European Commission as part of the Commission’s ongoing investigation into whether Google has violated European competition law. We thought it important to be transparent and provide some information on what we’re doing and why.
Microsoft has also accused Google of controlling access to online copies of out of copyright books, and also limiting the ability of business to get their information which has been generated through Google advertising to use elsewhere.
You can see full details of excatly what Microsoft are accusing Google of over at the Microsoft Blog.