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[4]: Typical EU
by Alfman on Sat 9th Mar 2013 02:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Typical EU"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

BallmerKnowsBest,

I honestly think your making a bigger deal than it is, especially if you are just going by the arstechnica links. I don't see it as very likely for google to pull french and germain indexes as revenge for an ideological grudge when they can still legally use excerpts without paying for them. That would put their search results at a competitive disadvantage to others who are operating within the law.

I'd bet that after all the commotion settles down, the only change you'll notice is that google will have to pull full-text articles from their webcache.

Edited 2013-03-09 03:02 UTC

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