Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th May 2009 10:23 UTC
Intel As was already revealed by eWeek earlier this week, the EU has imposed a massive fine on Intel for abusing its monopoly position. The fine is larger than the one given to Microsoft: 1.06 billion EUR, or 1.44 billion USD, opposed to the 899 million EUR fine imposed upon Microsoft.
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RE[2]: Well done EU! - fine is only part
by jabbotts on Wed 13th May 2009 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Well done EU!"
jabbotts
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The court ruling was too pay a fine for the behavior in the past and a court order against the behavior in the future. It helps other companies by addressing the industry harming advantage Intel has due to it's market share rather than product quality. It's not even that Intel has monopoly position; it's that they use that dominance to muscle out competition rather than maintaining dominance against competition through the products own attributes.

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