What the heck is Microsoft doing?

More than a decade after being the target of another antitrust case, the software company is now crying foul against the digital dominance of Google.

In essence, Microsoft is accusing Google of entrenching its dominance in the search arena. Also at issue is Google’s blocking of YouTube for anyone who uses a Windows phone.

Brad Smith, senior vice president and general counsel for Microsoft, even pointed out the odd juxtaposition in a recent blog post:

“There of course will be some who will point out the irony in today’s filing. Having spent more than a decade wearing the shoe on the other foot with the European Commission, the filing of a formal antitrust complaint is not something we take lightly. This is the first time Microsoft Corporation has ever taken this step. More so than most, we recognize the importance of ensuring that competition laws remain balanced and that technology innovation moves forward.”

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