“On balance, we didn’t believe that the evidence supported an FTC challenge to this aspect of Google’s business under American law”
see Google's FTC Settlement Is An Epic Fail For Microsoft.
We’ve seen it in comments to this blog. M$ has hired folks and slaves also volunteered to spread FUD about Google’s ethics and business-practices.
“Microsoft has spent the past 10 years missing out on every big new trend â€” search, social, mobile. Instead of looking inward and trying to fix its own problems, Microsoft has become ever more obsessed with Google.”
Chuckle, for a business M$ scoffed at for having “no business plan”, Google became their worst fear, a company giving away a competing product, Android/Linux, and a company giving away prime real estate on the web, $free web services. M$ probably spent more spreading FUD than Google spent on Android and Google was able to provide the world with popular products and services very cheaply because they are all based on FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software).
At the same time that Google was perfecting its arts, M$ was shipping stuff that BSODed and collected malware like a whale eats krill and restricted users’ ability to use the hardware they owned (restrictions in the EULA) . Now, M$ is telling the world that “8” is that other OS even though consumers don’t recognize it and are not buying it. M$’s house is on fire and instead of attending to that, M$ is throwing stones at their neighbour’s house.