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International News Archive - March 06, 2013

Microsoft Fined $732 Million For Antitrust Violations In Europe

Tech giant Microsoft has been handed, and apparently accepted, a giant-sized fine by the European Union (EU) for failing to offer users a choice of browsers on its Windows operating system.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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