Microsoft asks EU to exempt lesser-used products like Edge from DMA

26/10/2023 | The Register

The European Commission is considering Microsoft's request to remove its Bing, Edge, and Microsoft Ads products from the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Microsoft has accepted its designation as a gatekeeper under the DMA but is fighting to exempt certain products. However, rivals, including Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner, are accusing Microsoft of not playing fair and trying to argue that they shouldn't be designated as gatekeepers, claiming that Edge has so little market share that it doesn't matter. He also contends that every Windows user ends up using Edge at least once a month, whether they want to or not.

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