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Microsoft Denies Filing Antitrust EU Complaint Against Google+

This Tuesday saw Microsoft deny the accusation of having filed any complaints with the European Union antitrust regulators regarding Google+ in relation to rumours published by the media.

Microsoft spokesperson Jack Evans explained that the company had not filed any legal complaint about the Google social networking site with the EU regulators. Both the European Union and Google have declined to make any comment on the matter.

Reuters had recently reported that software giant Microsoft and a number of other companies had complained to the European Union regarding Google+, reported The Washington Post.

The last few months have seen the two companies embroiled in several public conflicts, indicating that tensions are running high with the rivalry between both companies increasing each day.

Last week Microsoft also filed a formal complaint with the European Union against Motorola Mobility, which is currently in the process of being acquired by Google.

According to Microsoft, no official complaint has been made against Google, leading to the possibility that the company may have been involved in a series of informal talks with the EU regulators regarding Google software.

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