Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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RE: Bad news for Google.
by TechGeek on Thu 7th Mar 2013 01:08 UTC in reply to "Bad news for Google."
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

That guy doesn't know what he's talking about. He is just like all the critics who spelled out DOOM for Google here in the US, and nothing actually happened. This was just pressure being played by Google's competition to try and make them falter.

Edited 2013-03-07 01:08 UTC

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RE[2]: Bad news for Google.
by bentoo on Thu 7th Mar 2013 05:51 in reply to "RE: Bad news for Google."
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

He is just like all the critics who spelled out DOOM for Google here in the US, and nothing actually happened.


You mean the investigation that Google bought their way out of with $18M of lobbying (not to mention the $25k "award" for the FTC chair)? Maybe they can do the same in the EU.

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RE[3]: Bad news for Google.
by JAlexoid on Thu 7th Mar 2013 16:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Bad news for Google."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Really? So Google was not against SOPA? And Google gave that money(all of it) directly to the FTC chairman? How about the fact that the commission is a commission, as in there are many people there.

This has literally nothing to do with Google.

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