The outcome of Slack’s antitrust action against Microsoft and Teams may send shock waves through antitrust probes against Big Tech in the United States.
The House Judiciary Committee may now wish it had invited Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to join Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai at its upcoming hearing on antitrust. Microsoft, after all, was the defendant in perhaps the biggest antitrust case against a tech company in the last half-century, during the “browser wars” of the 1990s and 2000s. And now the company may be set to relive the whole thing after Slack complained to the European Commission about how Microsoft markets its Teams collaboration product.
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