[news=http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2858/msie7logoonly5wx.png]Microsoft has added a new search box in its new Internet Explorer 7 browser to send people from Google to MSN search
For many, Microsoft is taking an unfair advantage with the new IE 7, by sending some search queries to MSN from other search engines such as Google. Google aired concerns about Web-search competition recently to the Justice Department and the European Commission, The Times reports.
Google claims that Microsoft’s new browser will take away user choice and unfairly take traffic and advertising revenue from the competition, according to The Times. Google said built-in search boxes are used as a starting point for 30 percent to 50 percent of searches on browsers where they are available, which in turn can help sell advertisements that appear next to search results, The Times reports.
Microsoft, on the other hand, says it designed its new Internet Explorer 7 browser with users in mind, and the default settings are easy to change, The Times reports.