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How Important Is Search to MSFT?

By - March 18, 2004

…Important enough to tell the EU to go pound sand, or so claims a Dow Jones report (via Wonk). The short of it: A main reason settlement talks with the EU broke down was that MSFT wanted rights to “tie” (that’s the term that sunk them in the US browser case) search to Windows.

Dow Jones story here.

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