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  • The European Commission has fined Microsoft (MSFT) €561M for taking too long to fulfill its commitment to a 2009 settlement to provide consumers with a choice of Internet browsers in its Windows OS. The penalty brings total EU fines for Microsoft over the past decade to €2.26B. Google (GOOG), which is under an EU investigation for possible abuse of its search dominance, may well be watching with interest. (PR[View news story]
    Extortion (also called blackmail*, shakedown, outwresting, and exaction): a criminal offence of unlawfully obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion.

    As a MSFT stockholder, I ask top level manament to not pay a single cent to the E.C, stop inmediately selling any product in the European Union and cancel all support contracts. Then they must proceed to close operations in this continent, sell assets and fire all employees.

    There is a lot of money to be made in countries that not govern themselves as the organized crime.
    Mar 6, 2013. 09:12 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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