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Google to Explore Further Actions Against Microsoft's Licensing Practices

Google to Explore Further Actions Against Microsoft’s Licensing Practices

BRUSSELS – Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) unit Google’s cloud subsidiary will look into other options in its fight against Microsoft’s licensing practices, the head of Google Cloud said on Wednesday.

The comments by Amit Zavery came after Microsoft reached a deal with trade body CISPE to resolve the latter’s antitrust complaint about its cloud licensing practices.

“Many regulatory bodies have opened inquiries into Microsoft’s licensing practices, and we are hopeful there will be remedies to protect the cloud market from Microsoft’s anti-competitive behavior,” he said.

“We are exploring our options to continue to fight against Microsoft’s anti-competitive licensing to promote choice, innovation, and the growth of the digital economy in Europe.”

(Source: Reuters)