Microsoft pretends antitrust isn't real - or, don't make autistic Telugus the CEO of your enormous IT business

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Bit late, but Microsoft has been caught red handed in two dodgy moves over the past month.

First, they tried to switch enterprise Office 365 users on Chrome over to the Bing search engine.

The excuse was that Bing would now somehow bring in enterprise search content- searching stuff on your Sharepoint or whatever.

They've given up on this, but I'm 'interested' to know the real story behind this supposed feature. Like, did this special Bing search depend on all documents searched being stored online in the clown in Office 365? Or are they being even more intrusive than that?
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3516148/microsofts-office-365-for-enterprises-will-switch-chrome-search-to-bing.html

Now, they're trying to push Firefox users (the last really independant browser rendering engine) over to Edge/Chrome. Should be interesting to see how this plays out.
https://hothardware.com/news/windows-10-start-menu-ads-for-edge-firefox-mozilla
 

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These next few years (and possibly beyond) are going to suck for corporate companies that use windows and "enterprise" related software, especially in a literal office environment. Every single one of them waited till the very end to migrate to Windows 10 because they knew how much it sucked. This latest Microsoft shenanigans isn't going to make them change their minds into loving Win10, especially normies that have an aneurysm whenever something looks different on their desktop.
 

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Now, they're trying to push Firefox users (the last really independant browser rendering engine) over to Edge/Chrome. Should be interesting to see how this plays out.
https://hothardware.com/news/windows-10-start-menu-ads-for-edge-firefox-mozilla
Do they do this will all browsers, or just Firefox?
It's amazing how Bing is everywhere.

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(that screenshot comes from this video that's ultimately about search engine partnerships)

DDG doesn't get its results entirely from Bing, but they still have a foot in the door of so many alternative search engines. It's getting harder to avoid them, and it's creepy how few search engine indexers there are.
As the video states, it's really hard and expensive now to do general Internet Search independently, which is why now only two tech conglomerates do it. Given Microsoft's reputation and its relative weakness behind Google, it makes sense to be a back-end provider for other search tools.
 

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Microsoft is using the search engine it owns within the software it owns
Microsoft owns Chrome and Firefox (which was not targeted by the initial 'Bing search addon' malware, but which they suggested would be next)? I didn't realize.
Do they do this will all browsers, or just Firefox?
The 'have you tried using Edge' ads only target Firefox, at the moment. A paranoid man might suggest Sundar and Satya are trying to get rid of the only 'major' browser engine left that isn't Chrome based (as Edge now is), for some nefarious reason.
 

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The 'have you tried using Edge' ads only target Firefox, at the moment. A paranoid man might suggest Sundar and Satya are trying to get rid of the only 'major' browser engine left that isn't Chrome based (as Edge now is), for some nefarious reason.
I would guess it has more to do with Google having a much more sizable legal team than the Mozilla Foundation.
 
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