Bing team will not let the Yahoo! Japan + Google partnership goes easily, as per a report by businessinsider.com. Bing team believes the combination of giant search Google and popular portal website Yahoo! Japan will control about 98% of the search market in the country.
Citing Bing team representative, businessinsider.com quoted “We plan to present evidence to the Japanese FTC explaining why we believe that this deal is substantially more harmful to competition than Google’s deal with Yahoo in 2008 that the DOJ found to be illegal.”
Legal experts think that Bing team may have a good case to block Yahoo! Japan and Google partnership. However, businessinsider.com reported that Japanese regulators could approve the deal as anti-trust law may differ between America and Japan system.