Anti-Competitive Practices and Microsoft – an Onsite Observation

June 19, 2008

Lately, Onsite Computer clients have discussed the potential anti-competitive nature of a Google Yahoo deal in the search engine/advertising war.  Additionally, the discussion turns to a possible Microsoft strategy to assert the anti-competitive nature of the merger and derail the Goohoo deal with regulatory intervention. 

Microsoft is no stranger to the use of anti-trust scrutiny; however Microsoft is generally the object of such scrutiny, most recently in Europe and South Korea for abusing market dominance.  On August 1 of this year, Microsoft is facing additional anti-competitive scrutiny as China enacts a new anti-monopoly law.  The new law is designed to prevent market dominance by multinational companies who impede growth of rival Chinese firms. 

China is apparently challenging Microsoft dominance in an effort to advance software competition of Chinese firms, subsidized by their government, who compete against Microsoft with a version of Linux.  Imagine – the use of government regulatory intervention to stifle market leaders with claims of anti-competitive practices. 

Sound familiar?  The larger the firm, the greater the potential for anti-competitive practices and regulatory interference.  Stay tuned as Onsite reports on the strategic use of government intervention and its effect on competition in a “free” capitalistic society.

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This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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