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.
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.
The European Union General Court will rule tomorrow if Microsoft should be forced to pay a fine of 899 million euros for its alleged failure to comply with a 2004 order.
Europe's antitrust chief makes it clear that Microsoft should brace itself for another hefty fine from the EU after it failed to include the browser choice software in latest version of Windows 7.
Antitrust regulators are said to be moving ahead in investigating Microsoft's failure to provide a browser choice screen on PCs in the EU.