EU Extends Microsoft Deadline In Antitrust Allegations

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has been granted an extra month to respond to European Commission allegations that it engaged in anti-competitive behavior by tying Internet Explorer to its Windows operating system, an EC spokesman announced Wednesday.

The company had asked for an extension and was given a new deadline of April 21, spokesman Jonathan Todd said.

On Jan. 15, the EC began investigating whether bundling Windows and the Internet Explorer browser harmed competition and reduced consumer choice.

The bundling, which makes Internet Explorer available on 90 percent of...
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