Latest from Ed Bott
Can Microsoft's Bing-Edge shopping tools make a dent in Google's search monopoly?
Microsoft has poured billions into its Bing search engine, and today Bing's index is the only alternative to Google. The company continues to tie Bing and its Edge browser together with new consumer-focused features, but the efforts are barely paying off.
Slack vs. Microsoft Teams: Sorry, Slack, your complaint is a joke
Slack filed a competition complaint with the European Union, alleging that Microsoft was "reverting to past behavior" in its aggressive promotion of Microsoft Teams. For anyone who remembers Microsoft's antitrust history, the accusations are absurd.
Edge vs. Chrome: Microsoft's Tracking Prevention hits Google the hardest
The new Edge browser, built on the same open source code as Google Chrome, contains a new Tracking Prevention feature that blocks third-party trackers and, at the Strict setting, many ads. My tests show that one in four items blocked are from Google.