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Google complains to EC about IE-search link

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Google said Tuesday that it has complained to the European Commission about the way that Microsoft bundles its own search mechanism in the newest version of Internet Explorer.

Google said it has spoken with the European Commission (EC) as part of the EC's examination of Vista, Microsoft's operating system expected to become available to consumers early next year. As part of those discussions, Google told the EC that it is concerned that the way that Microsoft sets search defaults in Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) benefits Microsoft and removes choice for users.

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