European competition watchdog fines Microsoft $733M for backsliding on browser promise

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Keith Hylton, School of Law

The European Union has fined Microsoft $733 million for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company’s flagship Windows operating system…

Expert quote:

“The fine was far in excess of any benefit Microsoft could have gotten from the error, and vastly in excess of any harm to EU consumers, who are all aware of alternatives to Internet Explorer.”

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