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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Comment by foljs
by foljs on Wed 13th May 2009 19:05 UTC
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Most likely, EU wants some hot cash during the recession.

Fining left and right is a nice way to accomplish this.

Now, if they did take real measures to prevent monopoly abuse (of which Intel is not particularly guilty of), and promote open standards that would be something.

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