Microsoft's Pot Calls Out Google's Kettle - Page 2
As for search, if Microsoft Bing is damaged by Google's dominant position in search and Google's related products it has less to do with anti-competitive business practices than it does with poor execution. Let's be honest, nobody goes around saying, "I'll Bing that." Google's about search and has managed to leverage that simple fact in all of its products. Bing isn't a poor search engine because of Google, It's just a poor search engine.
Consumer preference can be influenced but not controlled. That's why Bing has been and always will be an also ran search engine just like Yahoo and the bygones like altavista or askjeeves. Windows Phone still holds less than 5% of the worldwide Smartphone market and will likely continue to do so until it offers the features that can lure consumers away from Apple or Android.
Neither Google nor Apple have any obligation to help them improve that number. A fact driven home by Google's impending removal of support for syncing Microsoft Exchange accounts (via Exchange Activesync) to its Gmail service as of January 30th. Luckily Microsoft has it's hotmail service to fall back on. Yes, that's a joke.
The bottom line is that right now Google's services are the consumer's choice for web applications. Apple learned that the hard way with the Apple Maps fiasco but to their credit at least they tried. Instead of complaining about being excluded from Google's services Microsoft should be trying to create a better competing service. After all, software and servers are their thing, right?
Then again what else would you expect from a Microsoft legal blog?