EU Hits Microsoft With Complaint Over Browser Choice Breach

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- The European Union's antitrust regulator said Wednesday it believed Microsoft Corp. had broken its promise to offer consumers a choice of Internet browsers, and warned the software giant to fix the problem in its its new Windows 8 operating system.

The European Commission's competition office sent Microsoft formal objections, saying the company had failed to comply with a binding 2009 settlement agreement that it would offer Windows users a so-called choice screen that would allow them to pick from the 12 most widely used Web browsers....
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