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EU Court Upholds Microsoft Fine
2012-06-28 08:28:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Wednesday the General Court of the European Union rejected Microsoft´s appeal of a 2008 European Commission antitrust ruling, but reduced the fine by 39 million euros to just 860 million euros — or $1.1 billion dollars. The fine was based on a daily rate for the 488 days that Microsoft failed to hand over interoperability information, and the software giant is reportedly the only such company to be fined (to date)...

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2009-12-16 12:15:00

European Union regulators ended a decade-long anti-trust dispute with computer giant Microsoft after reaching a deal that would open up new PCs to rival Internet browsers. Brussels announced the new binding agreement that will allow computer users in Europe who buy new hardware based on Microsoft's Windows operating system to choose which browser they want to install on their PC. Starting in mid-March, the five-year deal will end years of massive fines backed by an EU court. A similar...

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2009-05-30 09:00:00

European Union regulators are negotiating with Microsoft Corp. to force it to include Internet browser choices in its Windows operating system, sources say. The long-running battle between EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes and the U.S. software giant has reached a new stage as efforts to make Microsoft unbundle its Internet Explorer Web browser from Windows have been superceded by a push to instead make it include an array of browser choices to be picked by the user on a ballot screen,...

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2009-04-29 08:03:19

Microsoft has requested a hearing from EU antitrust regulators in defense of allegations of unjustly treating rivals in the browser market, the European Commission announced Wednesday. The commission released a new way of dealing with the marathon antitrust battle with Microsoft in January, charging that the company is wrongly getting rid of their competition. A commission spokesman stated that Microsoft had officially answered the allegations Tuesday and had asked for the hearing, which...

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2009-01-17 08:45:00

The European Commission said Friday that Microsoft Corp. was stifling competition by combining its Internet Explorer Web browser with Windows.The accusations open a new front on the contentious, costly and long-standing battle between the European Union's executive arm and the No.1 software maker. The Commission said it had reached a preliminary opinion that Microsoft had prevented rival browsers from competing, and had violated EU rules on the abuse of dominant market position.The Commission...

2006-07-12 09:38:28

By David Lawsky and Sabina Zawadzki BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators fined Microsoft 280.5 million euros ($357.3 million) on Wednesday for defying a 2004 antitrust ruling, and warned the company to comply or face bigger fines from next month. The tough new penalty is the first of its kind and comes on top of a record 497 million euro fine the Commission imposed in its landmark antitrust decision against Microsoft in March 2004. "The EU Commission cannot allow such...

2006-07-12 08:26:08

By David Lawsky and Sabina Zawadzki BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators fined Microsoft 280.5 million euros ($357.3 million) on Wednesday for defying a 2004 antitrust ruling, and warned the company to comply or face bigger fines from next month. The tough new penalty is the first of its kind and comes on top of a record 497 million euro fine the Commission imposed in its landmark antitrust decision against Microsoft in March 2004. "The EU Commission cannot allow such...

2006-07-12 06:41:41

By David Lawsky and Sabina Zawadzki BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators fined Microsoft 280.5 million euros ($357.3 million) on Wednesday for defying a 2004 antitrust ruling, and warned the company to comply or face bigger fines from next month. The tough new penalty is the first of its kind and comes on top of a record 497 million euro fine the Commission imposed in its landmark antitrust decision against Microsoft in March 2004. "The EU Commission cannot allow such...

2006-07-12 04:59:44

By David Lawsky and Sabina Zawadzki BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators fined Microsoft 280.5 million euros ($357.3 million) on Wednesday for defying a 2004 antitrust ruling, and warned the company to comply or face bigger fines from next month. The tough new penalty is the first of its kind and comes on top of a record 497 million-euro fine the Commission imposed in its landmark antitrust decision against Microsoft in March 2004. "Microsoft has still not put an end to...

2006-07-12 04:39:39

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission fined Microsoft 280.5 million euros ($357.3 million) on Wednesday to punish its failure to comply with a landmark 2004 antitrust ruling. The tough new penalty is the first of its kind and comes on top of a record 497 million euro fine the Commission imposed on Microsoft in March 2004 for abusing its dominant position. The fine covers the period from December 16 last year, the deadline set by EU regulators for Microsoft to make available...


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