Ouch! Microsoft fined $1.35 BILLION by the European Union for anticompetitive practices

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The fine of 899 million euros is for Microsoft’s failure to comply with a 2004 ruling and the “unreasonable” prices Microsoft charged developers for the information they needed to make software compatible with Microsoft products. Now the question: will Microsoft just pay up and go on with business as usual, or will it open up?

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