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US: Microsoft quietly retreats from FairSearch

 |  January 24, 2016

Microsoft has pulled out of FairSearch, an anti-Google lobbying organization, Re/codereports.

Since its founding in 2010, FairSearch has been a constant legal thorn in Google’s side, mostly through its involvement in the EU’s current antitrust investigation into the search-advertising giant.

Now FairSearch will no longer benefit from Microsoft’s influence or cash flow, though the group will continue its crusade against the dominance of Google, with the backing of continuing sponsors like Oracle and Expedia.

“We routinely evaluate our participation in industry organizations and decided not to continue our membership in FairSearch,” says a Microsoft spokesperson.

Full content: Re/Code

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