EU Fines Microsoft $730M For Breach Of Landmark Browser Deal

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 12:09 PM EST) -- The European Union's antitrust regulator hit Microsoft Corp. with a €561 million ($730 million) fine Wednesday for breaking a promise to offer consumers a choice of Internet browsers.

Microsoft failed to comply with a binding 2009 settlement agreement that it would offer Windows users a choice screen that would allow them to easily pick from the 12 most widely used Web browsers, the European Commission said.

An investigation showed that from May 2011 to July 2012, 15 million users didn't actually see the screen, a lapse...
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