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Microsoft, Google agree to play nice and stop complaining to regulators

The two tech giants pledge to settle their differences outside of the courtroom.

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Remember when pretty much all the major tech company started suing each other over their phones, software and wireless intellectual property? Microsoft and Google are calling that fight quits.

Last September, the two companies settled their long-running patent feud, and on Friday, representatives from both companies told Recode said they'll stop sending complaints to regulators, too.

"Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities," wrote a Microsoft representative. "We will continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and for customers."

Well, isn't that nice. Google offered up a similar statement.

"Our companies compete vigorously, but we want to do so on the merits of our products, not in legal proceedings," said Google. "As a result, following our patent agreement, we've now agreed to withdraw regulatory complaints against one another."