Antitrust complaints about Teams: A faint, patterned product

Microsoft is facing in Europe, a potential new antitrust case. The office communication service Slack has submitted on Wednesday to the EU Commission competitio

Antitrust complaints about Teams: A faint, patterned product

Microsoft is facing in Europe, a potential new antitrust case. The office communication service Slack has submitted on Wednesday to the EU Commission competition complaint, and the software giant accused its market power to abuse it. It comes to "Teams", Microsoft's competing product to Slack. In the complaint, Microsoft is accused of associate Teams in an illegal way, with its office software family Office. Millions of users were forced to install Teams, and could not remove the Software.

Roland Lindner

economic correspondent in New York.

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The EU Commission will deal with the complaint and then decide whether to initiate a formal anti-trust proceedings. This she did only a few weeks ago in the case of Apple, the, this was also a complaint. The music service Spotify had complained to the EU Commission, Apple is asking for in its App Store, excessive commissions, to give its competing music platform an advantage.

The complaint of Slack evokes memories of past Antitrust complaints against Microsoft in the nineties. The group faced in America and Europe, antitrust proceedings. In America, its destruction was even up for discussion, in Europe, several fines imposed. Among other things, Microsoft has been accused of, his access to the Internet program Internet Explorer improperly with the operating system, Windows is associating to the rival Netscape played out.

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 18:19

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