Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:17 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Legal Microsoft suffered a stunning defeat on Monday when a European Union court backed a European Commission ruling that the US software giant illegally abused its market power to crush competitors. The European Union's second-highest court dismissed the company's appeal on all substantive points of the 2004 antitrustruling. The court said Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, was unjustified in tying new applications to its Windows operating system in a way that harmed consumer choice. The verdict, which may be appealed only on points of law and not of fact, could force Microsoft to change its business practices.
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Kroes at the news conference:
"The court has confirmed that Microsoft can no longer prevent the market from functioning properly and consumers are entitled to benefit from choice and more innovative products."

What MollyC says:
In other words, the goal isn't a fair marketplace, but the goal is to effect a particular marketshare thru government manipulation of the market.

Can't you read Molly ?

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MollyC Member since:

"Can't you read Molly ?"

Can you? By that I mean *really* read, including "reading between the lines". That means being able to infer what is not explicitly stated. It's fundamental to reading comprehension skills.

BTW, I note that you quoted only the first sentence of my excerpt and didn't bother with the part I had bolded. Maybe because that part hits too close to home as to what is going on here.

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