US: Bill Gates defends Big Tech, says firms shouldn’t be broken up

Bill Gates doesn’t think it’s a good idea to break up the biggest US tech companies, reported Bloomberg. 

The Microsoft co-founder and former chief executive officer battled the Justice Department for years in the late 1990s in a bruising antitrust case.

At issue was the software giant’s bundling of its Internet Explorer browser with Windows as a way to maintain its dominance in PC operating systems. Ultimately, Microsoft remained intact.

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is one of the few big US technology companies not under regulatory scrutiny in Washington. T

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