EU begins investigation of Microsoft ...

EU begins investigation of Microsoft for failing to offer choice of browsers, as promised

There are 1 comment on the The Washington Post story from Jul 17, 2012, titled EU begins investigation of Microsoft for failing to offer choice of browsers, as promised. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Kirk Koenigbauer, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Office Division, speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Monday, July 16, 2012.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.


Tampa, FL

#1 Jul 17, 2012
FROM the Washington post article:

Keith Hylton, a law professor at Boston University, said the Commission was overreacting.

“There may be a few people on the planet, living deep in forests on the Marshall Islands, who are not already aware that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is not the only browser available,” Hylton said.“Google’s reminders about Chrome are hard to escape.”

Hylton said that, in the U.S., courts would ask for evidence that consumers had be harmed — evidence Hylton said he doubted could be found in the Microsoft case. He speculated that the Commission was either protecting domestic competitors or raising revenue.

My opinion too. The cash-strapped EU is trying to raise revenue by stealing from an American company. But this business hating administration could care less that a US Company has been visciously attacked.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Microsoft Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Microsoft shows off a new user experience in it... Jan 7 collins 1
News Windows Media Center is dead (May '15) Jan 7 milloooo 4
News Cortana for iOS, Android now features quick acc... Dec '16 adventureanalog 1
Microsoft expands its accessibility efforts on ... Dec '16 Collins 1
Microsoft 'Father Of SDL' Named To Top Post At ... Dec '16 Collins 1
Resource: Microsoft Office 2016 Quick Starts no... Dec '16 Collins 1
Visual Studio toolkit will build bootable apps ... Dec '16 Collins 1
More from around the web