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Europe turns up the heat on tech

With the revival of a moribund antitrust probe of Intel, the EU reveals itself as an aggressive regulator willing to cross swords with the United States. Also: Microsoft files its appeal.

The European Commission begins a new fact-finding phase in an investigation of Intel that had been dormant for years, following new complaints about the chipmaker. Also: Microsoft files its appeal.

Intel probe highlights regulatory tussle

news analysis The revival of a moribund antitrust investigation of Intel reaffirms Europe's growing reputation as an aggressive regulator willing to cross swords with the United States.
June 8, 2004

Regulators revisit Intel investigation

The European Commission starts a new round of inquiries in its investigation of the chipmaker's business practices.
June 8, 2004

Microsoft appeals antitrust ruling

As expected, the software giant asks a court to annul the EU's decision against it. But an antitrust attorney says regulators may have the upper hand.
June 8, 2004

previous coverage

Ruling on Oracle shifts to June

Antitrust regulators in Europe aren't expected to make a final decision on Oracle's takeover bid for PeopleSoft until at least mid-June.
May 5, 2004

EU probes Intel-friendly procurement rules

An investigation looks into processes in several member states, including Italy and Germany, that benefit Intel and shut out rival chipmakers such as AMD.
April 21, 2004

Europe plays hardball with Microsoft

special coverage In a decision that could affect consumers, competitors and PC makers, the European Commission requires Microsoft to unbundle Media Player from Windows and pay a $613 million fine.
March 24, 2004