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Obama Antitrust Nominee: Forget Microsoft, Look at Google

Obama's pick to lead the antitrust division at the U.S. Department of Justice must have stirred some mixed emotions with her comment -- actually uttered last summer -- that Microsoft is "so last century" in terms of antitrust concerns. Christine Varney actually seems more worried about Google.

Now, on one hand, this is good news for Redmond. A little less antitrust pressure would surely be welcome at Microsoft. But on the other hand, does not being public enemy No. 1 in the antitrust world mean that Microsoft isn't as relevant -- or as powerful -- as it used to be? This might be one area in which Google beats Microsoft without wanting to.

Posted by Lee Pender on February 19, 2009 at 11:55 AM


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