Google accuses Microsoft on IE7 search

by admin May 2, 2006 at 1:47 pm

Pot calls kettle mucky

Google has made informal complaints to competition authorities in Europe and the US about default settings in Microsoft’s IE7.

The latest Microsoft browser includes a small window so users can search without opening up a specific page. The default setting sends users to MSN for searches – just as equivalent features in Opera and Firefox send browsers to Google.

A spokesman for the search giant told the New York Times it was concerned Microsoft was limiting choice. Google told the paper it would support choice on all browsers.

Full story: The Register