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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Why just Intel
by Snapper on Wed 13th May 2009 12:52 UTC
Snapper
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Why fine just Intel? Surely, they had accomplices on this. Do companies in the EU not understand that when they are asked to sell one product for a discount in exchange for not offering another product that it is against the law? They should be fined an equal amount. They are guilty as well. Intel cannot do this on their own. The fine should be sufficiently heavy so they won't do it again and so that Intel and other companies cannot use the "bully" tactic as part of their business tactic.

One more question: where does all that money go from the fine? It should ALL go to the consumers who were harmed.

Edited 2009-05-13 12:53 UTC

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