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EU planning massive fine against Microsoft

European regulators plan to levy a record fine of more than $600 million against Microsoft as part of a strongly worded rebuke of the company's business practices.

roundup With last week's failure to agree on a settlement, the European Union is set to rule in the Microsoft antitrust case Wednesday. It's likely to impose a massive fine and demand concessions from the software maker.

EU planning massive fine against Microsoft

European regulators plan to levy a record fine of more than $600 million against Microsoft as part of a strongly worded rebuke of the company's business practices.
March 22, 2004

Antitrust battle doesn't perturb U.S.

A European Union decision to force Microsoft to change its business practices on the continent may upset the software maker, but is unlikely to threaten European-U.S. ties as some past decisions have done.
March 22, 2004

More troubles await Microsoft in Europe

The company's legal problems in Europe are far from over and appear to be accelerating, antitrust lawyers and officials said.
The New York Times
March 21, 2004

EU, Microsoft fail to agree on deal

update The European Commission and Microsoft have been unable to reach a settlement on the landmark antitrust case, the top EU regulator says.
March 18, 2004

EU's statement on Microsoft

This is a statement from the EU competition commissioner on the failure of Microsoft and Europe to reach an antitrust case settlement.
March 18, 2004

E-mails give peek at Microsoft strategies

update The company says in a Minnesota court that it did not abuse its OS dominance to hike prices. But a 1997 e-mail from a Microsoft exec to Warren Buffett compared Windows to a "toll bridge" on every PC sold.
March 17, 2004

Microsoft's two-front legal war

While it confronts looming European Commission antitrust sanctions after settlement talks failed Thursday, Microsoft still faces legal challenges in the United States.
March 18, 2004

previous coverage

Is EU looking at yesterday's Microsoft?

As the EU considers restrictions to prevent Microsoft from using its dominance to gain control of the market for multimedia software, some say the war has already moved on.
March 8, 2004