Microsoft Shows EU Charges Could Make Lasting Impact on Google’s Culture – Wall Street Journal

European antitrust regulators’ decision Wednesday to hit Google Inc. with formal charges of breaking competition rules could lead to years of litigation, obligations for Google to change its business practices, and billions of euros in fines.

But an examination of the bloc’s last big case against an allegedly dominant consumer tech firm—Microsoft Corp.—shows that the process may also have a lasting effect on a less tangible target:…