It looks to be smooth sailing as Microsoft takes over Nokia's devices and services business.
Before the deal is finalized, Microsoft and Nokia need to clear a few regulatory hurdles, not least dealing with its own shareholders.
commentary The $732 million penalty levied against Microsoft ignores the reality that the world is changing faster than EU regulators -- or any "ballot" -- can keep up.
European authorities levy yet another fine, after Microsoft runs afoul of previous antitrust commitments to provide a browser choice screen.
The European Commission found the software giant lax in offering PC owners a choice of browsers, and has demanded a hefty wodge of wonga.
Fine said to be in store for not allowing European Windows users more browser choice. Microsoft had blamed the incident on a technical glitch.
Regulators may examine whether or not Google uses Android's dominance to unfairly spread the use of its own services over those of competitors.
Regulators say that the acquisition raises no competition concerns because the companies' combined market share is low.
The European Union is reportedly concerned that Google isn't doing enough to hide search results internationally.
European regulators have accused the software giant of failing to uphold commitments it made in 2009 over offering consumers a choice of browser on new Windows PCs.