Microsoft Accuse Google, Advertising Rates Investigated By FTC 25 September 2011Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.
The Federal Communications Commission (FTC) is investigating whether U.S. technology giant Google and illegally increased up to 50 percent its advertising rates for its great rival, Microsoft.
According to DailyTech, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began investigating the accusations against Google’s behavior on June 24, sending subpoenas to several companies including Microsoft.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on Wednesday defended before a Senate committee the business practices of his company, after allegations that they “love” the search results to favor their products and relegate its competitors, which also examines the U.S. Government and the European Commission.
Microsoft’s complaints about going back to 2007. According to this company, the cost of an advertisement for Windows Live next to the search results for the word “Hotmail”have gone from 10 cents to five dollars for each click.
According to an anonymous source of BusinessWeek, Google informed Microsoft that