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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RE: Confused - in a healthy market, yes
by jabbotts on Mon 11th May 2009 13:53 UTC in reply to "Confused"
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Once a company dominates enough of the market to legally be a Monopoly, it becomes subject to different laws designed to allow that company to exist without allowing it to damage the market.

In a healthy competitive market, you'd be absolutely right, let the five little fish compete fiercely. Such purely business dealing strategies don't benefit the industry or end users but they are all still small enough that natural market forces should balance everything out.

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