Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.
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European officials are only now are expressing concern over a US court ruling that can allow the FBI and NSA to grab oversees data. But Europe knew the risks at least three years prior.
US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
Despite legal bids by Cisco to scupper the deal, a top EU court has approved the merger. But the video conferencing giant can still appeal the ruling.
Before the deal completes, Microsoft and Nokia need to clear a few regulatory hurdles, not least dealing with its own shareholders.
The software giant's cloud storage service infringes the trademark name of one of the largest broadcasters in Europe, the U.K.'s High Court in London rules.
Should the second-highest court in the EU rule in Cisco's favor on the Microsoft-Skype deal, the two companies would have to be separated. But only if the court found the European Commission failed to investigate properly the first time around.
Europe's competition commissioner says it was already looking into Android's position.
Microsoft's browser fine could serve as a warning shot across Google's bows.
EU authorities have hit Microsoft with yet another fine, after falling foul of previous antitrust commitments, showing that if you're operating in Europe, you must abide by its rules.
Having landed in seriously hot water over its browser choice mechanism - or lack thereof - in Windows 7, Microsoft has now promised to give IE10 less of an inbuilt advantage in Windows 8. It claims it will make the necessary changes in time for the Windows 8 launch on Friday.
Microsoft is offering only one-year warranty for the enterprise-favored Surface tablet, while EU law dictates it should be "at least two." Didn't Apple recently get stung for this kind of behavior?
Microsoft is reportedly only days away from receiving a formal antitrust complaint after the software giant left out its required 'browser choice' screen to 28 million users. Record fines loom not far away.
The long-awaited EU strategy goes heavy on standards and clearer contracts as a way to help major companies like Intel, Microsoft and Amazon do cloud business across the region - and boost employment and economies.
Despite labeling the incident as a "technical error," Microsoft is braced for another hefty fine from the EU after it failed to include the browser choice software in Windows.
Antitrust regulators are said to be moving ahead in investigating Microsoft's failure to provide a browser choice screen on PCs in the EU.
A month ahead of its release, Windows 8 users in Europe are now receiving the 'browser ballot' update in Microsoft's bid to appease European antitrust regulators.
Europe's antitrust chief has said Microsoft will "comply" with regulators' demands even if the software giant is handed heavy fines for (apparently) inadvertently flouting EU law.
Microsoft had admitted responsibility following scrutiny from European antitrust authorities into claims the software giant may have failed to fully comply with an earlier 2009 ruling.
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