Not too long ago, nearly every move that Microsoft made seemed to draw complaints that the company was abusing its market dominance.
Now another market-leading technology company is under fire in Washington as well. An unlikely combination of onetime antitrust defendants like Microsoft and AT&T and liberal consumer groups that have been their traditional antagonists are taking aim at Google.
Interviews by CNET News.com last week show that Microsoft and its occasional allies have met separately with key congressional committees that deal with consumer protection and antitrust issues–both of which announced last week that they will hold hearings on Google’s plan to spend $3.1 billion to buy DoubleClick.
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