Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th May 2009 08:46 UTC
Intel Microsoft isn't the only company in the technology industry with a monopoly. Its partner in crime, Intel, has often been accused of monopoly abuse as well, and is currently under scrutiny by the same European Commission who fined Microsoft. Sources have told eWeek (which generally has a good track record) that Intel will indeed be found guilty this week of abusing its monopoly position to stifle the competition.
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by bile on Mon 11th May 2009 13:16 UTC
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"paid computer makers to postpone or cancel the launch of products containing chips made by its main rival"

Isn't that the very definition of competitive behavior? Non-violently and without government intervention performing voluntary deals with their customers in an attempt to out do competitors?

If you don't like the fact that company X doesn't provide AMD based processors... go somewhere else. If not enough people go somewhere else to keep AMD alive... too bad. They couldn't compete. That's how things work.

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