Microsoft, Google at war over news

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Microsoft and Google, longtime peaceful competitors, have turned on each other in what has recently become a heated battle over the future of news.

Details: Google on Thursday clawed back at Microsoft, arguing that the Seattle tech giant’s support of an upcoming Australian news law is flawed and self-serving.

“[O]f course they’d be eager to impose an unworkable levy on a rival and increase their market share,” Google’s SVP global affairs and chief legal officer Kent Walker said in a statement.
Earlier Thursday, Microsoft president Brad Smith told Axios:…

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