Microsoft Fined A Record $1.35 Billion

February 2008
Red Herring;2/27/2008, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the $1.35 billion fine imposed on Microsoft by the European Commission for using high prices to discourage software competition. The executive arm of the European Union said the U.S. software group defied a 2004 order from the Commission to provide the information on reasonable terms. It is noted that Microsoft has now been fined a total of €1.68 billion by the European Union (EU) for abusing its 95 percent dominance of personal computer (PC) operating systems through Windows.


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