Thursday, February 28, 2008

Microsoft Gets Record Fine and a Rebuke From Europe - New York Times

Next in line to feel the wrath of Neelie Kroes...

The commission’s willingness to enforce vigorously its interpretation of what constitutes unfair competition potentially raises the costs of running a successful business in Europe for many American companies. It might pose problems for companies like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm, whose market dominance in online music downloads, computer chips and mobile phone technology is also being scrutinized by the European Commission.

Google, which has a dominant share of the market for Internet search and its related advertising, also faces a tough examination of its proposed acquisition of Doubleclick, an Internet advertising company.

Microsoft Gets Record Fine and a Rebuke From Europe - New York Times

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