Latest Microsoft litigation Stories
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.
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 expiration of the antitrust settlement against Microsoft passed with little notice on Thursday.
Microsoft Corporation said on Thursday that its net income for the latest quarter dropped slightly from a year ago, but still beat Wall Streetâ€™s expectations despite the weakening personal computer market.
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.
European Union regulators are negotiating with Microsoft Corp to force it to include Internet browser choices in its Windows operating system, sources say.
Court papers filed on Thursday showed that Microsoft and the US Justice Department would extend some portions of federal antitrust oversight by 18 months.
Microsoft Corp has announced the next version of its Windows operating system will include a control panel that allows users to turn off Internet Explorer (IE) 8 and other key Microsoft programs.
Tying Internet Explorer to Microsoft's Windows operating platform gives the program an unfair advantage in the marketplace, the European Commission found. In a preliminary ruling, the commission said tying the two products together makes Internet Explorer available on 90 percent of the world's personal computers, Zdnet reported Monday. Internet Explorer is so prevalent it creates an incentive for Web site designers and software developers to create products compatible with it, further...
The European Commission said Friday that Microsoft Corp. was stifling competition by combining its Internet Explorer Web browser with Windows.
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