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EU: Microsoft allies demand Google market test

 |  January 31, 2014

As reports emerge that Google is inching ever closer to settling its antitrust dispute with the European Commission, having submitted yet another round of concessions to authorities, reports say Microsoft is demanding a market test of those concessions before they are approved.

Microsoft-funded lobby group ICOMP has reportedly sent a letter to European Commission Joaquin Almunia requesting that the regulator conduct a market test of the offer, as it “will bring the transparency and inclusion necessary to support a solution,” the group said.

Despite reports, the Commission has not confirmed Google has sent its third settlement proposal in, though sources say Almunia is pleased with the alleged offer.

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