The 2 giants of the internet are fighting it out again. Microsoft has complained to the European Commission, claiming that Google was being anti-competitive when it came to sharing their services with other competitors like Microsoft. Microsoft's biggest issue currently with Google is that refusal to allow new Windows Phones to access YouTube in the same way that Android phones can. Google's Android OS contains a functionally rich YouTube application that enhances the YouTube experience while Windows Phones are left with just the standard YouTube page without any added functionality. Here is what Brad Smith, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation wrote:
First, in 2006 Google acquired YouTube—and since then it has put in place a growing number of technical measures to restrict competing search engines from properly accessing it for their search results. Without proper access to YouTube, Bing and other search engines cannot stand with Google on an equal footing in returning search results with links to YouTube videos and that, of course, drives more users away from competitors and to Google.