Microsoft’s decade-long struggle against EU antitrust probe finally got some shield when the general court of the European Union has upheld most of a massive fine on the company by the European Commission’s competition watchdog. The court in a ruling on Wednesday, rejected tech giant’s appeal but did not cut the fine by €39 million to €860 million ($1.1 billion). The fine technically sounds as a “penalty for noncompliance,” according to the 2004 order by the watchdog for Microsoft to make code available for its server software. Interesting here is that the fine that put on Microsoft is less than what the company paid for Yammer.
European court upholds Microsoft fine, cuts it by 39 million euros to 860 million euros ($1.1 billion) – @AP
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