Microsoft’s Nadella: Google could lock up AI-enabled search

Twenty-five years ago, the US Department of Justice, twenty-two states, and the District of Columbia sued budding software giant Microsoft for illegally monopolizing the PC market. The plaintiffs argued that Microsoft exploited contracts with computer makers, barring them from removing its Internet Explorer or using rival programs.

A trial was held in the District Court for the District of Columbia, the outcome of which ultimately forced Microsoft to allow PC makers to install non-Microsoft software. Proving that history, if it does not repeat, then at least rhymes, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella testified in the same courthouse that hosted the landmark Microsoft trial, helping to make the prosecution’s caase against another tech giant and its main rival, Google.

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Source:: Computerworld