Zoom discussed Microsoft’s alleged anti-competitive behavior with US, EU regulators: Report

zoom video communication Has met with United States regulators, European UnionAnd to highlight concerns about other jurisdictions Microsoft’s Alleged anti-competitive behavior, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. Video conferencing platform has talked to America federal trade commissionThe report said, citing a person familiar with the matter, that competition enforcers from the EU, Britain and Germany were also involved last year.

zoom The report said it has expressed its concerns about the way Microsoft has prioritized its chat and video app Teams through price bundling and product design. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan responded by saying, “If you have unfair competition, you can’t win.” A question at the Goldman Sachs Communications & Technology conference on Tuesday.

The FTC declined to comment, while Zoom and Microsoft did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.

Microsoft found itself the target of an EU antitrust investigation over its bundling teams in 2020 with its Office product in July, following a complaint by competing workplace messaging app Slack, owned by Salesforce.

A month later, the software giant said it would separate Teams from its Office products and make it easier for competing products to work with its software, in an effort to avoid potential EU antitrust fines.

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