Tuesday, November 10, 2009

U.S. and Europe Disagree on Oracle’s Bid to Buy Sun Microsystems - NYTimes.com

But will the EC object to the Justice Department’s objection to the EC’s objection to the Oracle/Sun deal?…

While the statement of objections puts pressure on Oracle to offer concessions to the European Union, it does not guarantee the regulator will block the deal. The United States Justice Department’s antitrust division approved the deal in August. In a statement on Monday, Molly Boast, the deputy assistant attorney general, said “consumer harm is unlikely because customers would continue to have choices from a variety of well established and widely accepted database products.”

U.S. and Europe Disagree on Oracle’s Bid to Buy Sun Microsystems - NYTimes.com

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