Microsoft Picks Up Tab for $732M Mistake

Microsoft was just handed — and has accepted — a fine by the European Union for failing to offer users a choice of browsers on its Windows 7 operating system, despite a legally binding commitment. As part of a 2009 settlement with the EU following a competition investigation, Microsoft introduced a Browser Choice Screen option in March 2010, but then it dropped that feature in an update to Windows 7 in February 2011. Microsoft has maintained the omission was a technical error.

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Microsoft Picks Up Tab for $732M Mistake


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