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Microsoft Case

11 posts
EU slaps Microsoft, again NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 4 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
If you buy a new PC in Europe next year, you’re going to see an unfamiliar little pop-up window the first time you boot up, asking you which internet browser you would like to set as the default. Believe it or not, that pop-up is the result of a bi...
Browser Choice for Microsoft Windows Users NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours ago
The European Commission has approved commitments offered by Microsoft to boost competition on the web browser market. Under the commitments approved by the Commission, Microsoft will make available for five years in the European Economic Area (throug...
Big enough to argue with the corporations NEW
European Tribune 4 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
From the BBC and most other places: Microsoft has reached agreement with European Union anti-trust...
Would Microsoft sue itself? NEW
Jason O'Mahony 5 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
In yesterday’s Irish Times, an EPA spokesperson, speaking about local authority failures on water quality, was quoted as saying that  “….The authority will eventually be able to prosecute if plants do not comply with the condition...
Microsoft vs. EC NEW
Eurocrat=European+Technocrat 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Microsoft is releasing soon its 8th version of the infamous Internet Explorer. Microsoft and the European Commission have maintained a bitter relation, the latter accusing the former of abuse of market position. A fine of €497 million was imposed o...
EU-Open-Source-Strategie featuring Microsoft : netzpolitik.org NEW
netzpolitik.org, 5 Years, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Mozilla as the „third part“ – not good approach! NEW
Michal Hudec 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
I am really wondering about the logic and rationality of European Commission’s decision to invite Mozilla as the „third part“ in the antitrust case against Microsoft. CNET News informs: „Mozilla has been granted a seat at the table in the...
The Empire Strikes Back NEW
The Antitrust Hotch Potch 5 Years, 9 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The Empire Commission is yet again on a collision course with Microsoft ("MSFT"). This time, the crux of the matter lies in an alledgedly unlawful tying of MSFT Windows with Internet Explorer. Bolstered by the CFI's September 2007 ruling, t...
A curious way to welcome Obama NEW
Chris White 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Here we go again. As Europe’s great hope for future Transatlantic relations was making his triumphal way to the White House the European Commission was taking another pop at Microsoft. It seems only yesterday that after years of dispute the Commis...
Is Microsoft paying in barter? Or… Time to go Open Source NEW
Childofeurope’s Weblog 6 Years, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
A few years ago Microsoft got hit by a monster fine of about 500 million Euros which was then jacked up to 900 million earlier this year. Microsoft failed to comply with Antitrust legislation which is quite strict on a theoretical level. See Wikipedi...