diberry - 8:53 pm on Jun 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
It was also free for people to install a browser other than IE on their PCs when MSN got in trouble for the way they bundled it.
"Well, it's not our fault consumers are ignorant" is not an effective defense when your product is an emerging technology. Of course consumers are ignorant. But if their ignorance is wrecking competition in the marketplace, it will get addressed somehow.
@johnhh, I understand why you think the US won't take action, but I think it might. While the US government is basically the corrupt servant of big business, Google is not the only big business - it's got quite a few competitors whose collective power and wealth is greater than Google's by far. I think MSN is already clearly pursuing a strategy intended to get Google in the sort of trouble MSN once got in.