What Microsoft’s CEO Said in Court About Google – And Its Own 1998 Antitrust Case

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The Road argues that Satya Nadella “has reworked Microsoft since taking up for former CEO Steve Ballmer. As an alternative of closing the corporate off from its rivals, Nadella has been open to working with firms which are additionally rivals like Apple.” However they added that Nadella “remains at odds” with Google’s parent company Alphabet, even testifying in the antitrust lawsuit against the company.

They spotlight one other instance from Nadella’s testimony (first spotted by GeekWire).

Nadella additionally believes that Alphabet sells a false narrative that OEM companions have a alternative when in actuality they do not. “Google has carrots and it has huge sticks…’We’ll take away Google Play if you do not have us as the first browser.’ And with out Google Play, an Android cellphone is a brick. And so that’s the kind of stuff that’s inconceivable to beat. No OEM goes to do this,” he mentioned.
GeekWire additionally notes Nadella’s comments about the U.S. government’s antitrust case against Microsoft in 1998:

“Google exists due to two issues. One is due to our consent decree, the place we needed to put plenty of limits on what we may distribute and never distribute by default. And, second, as a result of [of] the truth that you would distribute something you wished on Home windows, and it is nonetheless the case, proper, it is not simply Google. … The biggest market on Home windows occurs to be not from Microsoft, it is Steam. And so it is an open platform on which anyone can distribute something.”

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