Senate to Look at Mozilla's Browser Competition Allegations

Aides say the judiciary committee will examine Microsoft's decision to withhold APIs from its competitors.

Computerworld: Aides to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), the chairman of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, say that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will look into Mozilla's complaints about Microsoft. Last week, Mozilla claimed that Microsoft was refusing to provide APIs for Windows RT to other other browser makers. As a result, Mozilla said that the company was effectively banning third-party browsers from the version of Windows 8 that will run on ARM-based devices.

Microsoft has not commented on the story.

Tags: Microsoft, browser, Mozilla, Senate

0 Comments (click to add your comment)
Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that datamation.com may send you Datamation offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Datamation believes may be of interest to you. Datamation will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.