Monday, January 31, 2005

Way to Go: Microsoft Tweaks EU, Gets Tweaked Back

Way to Go: Microsoft Tweaks EU, Gets Tweaked Back: "After airing its preposterous product name and letting the EU vent a bit, Microsoft agreed to change the name late Friday, which one has to assume was the plan all along. 'We agreed to make the change in the spirit of compromise,' a Microsoft spokesperson said, apparently without irony. 'This is in the interest of the consumer.' Sure it is. But with this supposed compromise coming after it already announced the original name, Microsoft appears both petulant and contrite at the same time. Neat trick, that. I'm sure that kind of behavior will help clarify the EU's stance on Microsoft's desired settlement talks going forward."
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