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Google hit with fresh French antitrust claims

A search company has made fresh antitrust complaints against Google to the European Commission, alleging that Google blocked some of its rivals from using its Adsense advertising platform.On Tuesday, 1plusV — the publisher of legal search engine eJustice.

February 22, 2011 by

Why the EU's "browser ballot" is a bad idea

After a legal wrangle that's lasted almost a year, Microsoft and antitrust investigators from the European Union have signed off on a ballot screen concept designed to Windows users the opportunity to download alternatives to Internet Explorer. While I believe that browser diversification is a good thing, I feel the approached used here is a flawed one, and will make Windows user more vulnerable to malware.

December 17, 2009 by

EIC Podcast: Apple-Psystar; Cisco vs. Microsoft; DNC; Dell

On this week's EIC squared podcast Dan and I talk about that ongoing Apple-Psystar legal showdown, Cisco and Microsoft's collision course, the Democratic National Convention and Dell's plans for the cloud.On Wednesday Psystar--that little Mac clone maker in Florida--sued Apple for antitrust violations.

August 27, 2008 by

Google vs. Google on privacy, or not

Google is shrugging off the $1 billion "massive copyright infringement" Viacom lawsuit against YouTube.Will Google be as cavalier if antitrust and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) legal initiatives against the announced DoubleClick acquisition proceed as well?

April 22, 2007 by

Here's what the Microsoft-Real deal is all about

As news organizations including our own reported yesterday, RealNetworks and Microsoft have signed an agreement officially ending the legal acrimony between the two Seattle-area multimedia giants- RealNetworks, known for RealPlayer and the Rhapsody music service, and Microsoft of Windows Media Player fame.As our Ina Fried reports:"Under the deal, Microsoft will pay $460 million in cash to RealNetworks to settle antitrust claims.

October 11, 2005 by

Negotiating the Microsoft way

The company's chief legal counsel explains how he resolved several antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft, and why he agrees open source has its advantages.

October 5, 2005 by

Microsoft reveals a softer side

The software giant's decision to settle with Sun Microsystems over antitrust and patent issues underscores a change in attitude that has been building through a series of rancorous legal disputes.

April 2, 2004 by

EU, Microsoft fail to agree on deal

Microsoft's last-ditch talks aimed at reaching a settlement with the European Union and avoiding antitrust action have failed, paving the way for a landmark legal ruling next week. Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer had flown in earlier this week for talks with EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti.

March 18, 2004 by

Judge sets antitrust fee schedule

WASHINGTON--A legal tussle over a schedule for paying attorneys' fees owed to two states in the antitrust case has ended in Microsoft's favor. The company is still liable to Massachusetts and West Virginia, but U.

January 16, 2003 by

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