Microsoft Urges EU to Alter Google Antitrust Deal

Microsoft and the German publishing industry stepped up pressure on the European Union’s antitrust chief to make radical adjustments to a proposed antitrust settlement with Google, or effectively leave resolution of the case to his successor. At a news conference in Brussels, a senior lawyer for Microsoft said the company had gathered new evidence to show that the settlement with Google proposed by Joaquín Almunia, the antitrust chief, would be ineffective at restoring competition.