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EU looks for more anti-competition gold in the Microsoft mine
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 16 January 2008 10:17

The EU proves itself once again to be a strong market-regulator, launching two new investigations into Microsoft anti-competitive practices

It could be safely said that the European Union (EU) and Microsoft are not exactly best buddies.  Microsoft fought the law, and the law won -- to the tune of a $690M USD fine imposed last year by the European Commission (EC), the financial regulatory branch of the EU.

Pleased with its success, the European Commission just released a memo detailing that it believes more fines may soon be in store against Microsoft.  The EC memo states its intent to launch two more formal investigations into whether Microsoft abused its market position and engaged in anti-competitive processes.

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