“The European Union’s antitrust authority confirmed yesterday that it’s analyzing a fresh set of ‘informal complaints’ against Microsoft over its business practices,” Simon Taylor reports for Macworld UK. “These complaints by industry rivals are separate to those which led the European Commission to impose a record fine on Microsoft and order it to unbundle Media Player from Windows and ensure interoperability with its workgroup server software, according to a spokesman.”
“‘The European Commission has received a number of informal complaints about Microsoft,’ said Jonathan Todd, a spokesman for the European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes, in a prepared statement,” Taylor reports. “The Commission was in the process of analyzing the complaints, he continued, and would not take a decision whether to open a new case against the company before this analysis was complete. The Commission’s statement comes in response to an interview with Kroes in the New York Times, in which the Commissioner suggested that she would take action against the company over these complaints. She said in the interview: ‘We’re not going to wait and do nothing.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: One has to wonder if chairs are sailing and f bombs are being dropped once again in Redmond today.
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