"If true, the Microsoft allegations could be used to help the FTC build a case showing that Google abused
its power as the owner of the world's most popular search engine, violating the Sherman Act and other antitrust laws," writes Bloomberg Businessweek, citing comments from Andre Barlow, an antitrust
lawyer at Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.
"A lot of this conduct, when put together with a firm with market power, could be viewed as a violation" of antitrust laws, said Barlow. Per its investigation, the FTC is likely to consider the motives for the accusations by Microsoft, Barlow added.