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Microsoft's "Trojan Horse"

By Doug Ehrman - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:30PM

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Microsoft and other continue to use EU regulators as a tool to go after Google.

Microsoft's (MSFT 3.20%) latest attack on Google (GOOGL 2.37%) through a trade group is being called a "Trojan horse." The practice is becoming more commonplace for Mr. Softy, and it's joined in this case by some big names, including Nokia (NOK 2.07%) and Oracle (ORCL 2.05%). While the practice is technically within the rules, it begs the question of whether regulation is really to become a new offensive weapon of competition in Europe.

In the below video, Fool contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the actions taken by Microsoft and looks at both the merits and potential fallout of this type of practice.

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