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December 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

EU OKs Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia handset business

Two days after the U.S. Department of Justice approved Microsoft’s $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia’s devices and services business, EU regulators did the same. The European Commission approved the deal, saying in a news release: The Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, in particular because there are only modest overlaps between…

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April 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Support for Windows XP ending next year, the push against Google and other news

I’m back from a few days away. Here are some highlights of what’s been happening: Microsoft had said earlier that it was ending support for the 12-year-old Windows XP in April 2014. It’s issuing the notice again, a year before that’s scheduled to happen on April 8, 2014.In an official blog post urging people…

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March 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

EU fines Microsoft over lack of browser choice screen

The European Union today issued a $733 million fine against Microsoft for not including a browser choice screen on some PCs running Windows that sold in Europe. It is the first time a fine has been levied against a company for failing to keep its commitment to the European Commission, the regulatory arm of the EU,…

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