Web browsers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37734/all en EU regulators set to fine Microsoft for breaking browser pledge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/eu-regulators-set-fine-microsoft-breaking-browser-pledge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Anti-trust chief to announce fine for software giant</p> <p>* Fine relates to failure to provide browser choice</p> <p>* Hefty penalty expected after multiple EU run-ins</p> <p>BRUSSELS, March 6 (Reuters) - European Union anti-trust regulators are set to hit Microsoft with a hefty fine on Wednesday for breaking a promise to offer consumers using its Windows system a choice of rival Internet browsers, people familiar with the case said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/eu-regulators-set-fine-microsoft-breaking-browser-pledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Microsoft Software Technology Web browsers Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774472 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-EU fines Microsoft 561 mln euros for breaking browser promise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-eu-fines-microsoft-561-mln-euros-breaking-browser-prom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* European Commission says company did not respect antitrust deal</p> <p>* U.S. firm failed to offer users a web browser choice</p> <p>* Fine raises total EU penalties against Microsoft to 2.16 bln euros</p> <p>By Foo Yun Chee</p> <p>BRUSSELS, March 6 (Reuters) - The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros on Wednesday for failing to offer consumers a choice of web browser, a charge that will act as a warning to other technology firms involved in antitrust disputes with the EU.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-eu-fines-microsoft-561-mln-euros-breaking-browser-prom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competition law Law Microsoft Corp Technology Web browsers Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:15:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774899 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-EU fines Microsoft $731 mln for broken promise, warns others http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-2-eu-fines-microsoft-731-mln-failed-promise-warns-others <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* European Commission says company did not respect antitrust deal * U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-2-eu-fines-microsoft-731-mln-failed-promise-warns-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competition law Computing Microsoft Corp Software Technology Web browsers Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774994 at http://www.globalpost.com EU fines Microsoft $732 mn for restricting browser options http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/eu-fines-microsoft-732-mn-restricting-browser-options <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brussels, Mar 6 (EFE).- The European Commission on Wednesday imposed a 561-million-euro ($732.6-million) fine on Microsoft Corp. for failing to provide consumers a choice of Web browsers on a version of Windows 7.</p> <p>The European Union's executive arm said the U.S. tech giant breached a commitment reached with European institutions to create a screen on its operating system offering users the option of several other Web browsers apart from Microsoft Explorer.</p> <p>That commitment was binding until 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/eu-fines-microsoft-732-mn-restricting-browser-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Corp News aggregators Software Technology Web browsers Agencia EFE Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:46:21 +0000 Agencia EFE 5775380 at http://www.globalpost.com