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Europeans Fine Microsoft $700 Million Over Lack of Browser Choice

Posted: March 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Indeep Media, Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Europeans Fine Microsoft $700 Million Over Lack of Browser Choice

MicrosoftThe technology behemoth that is Microsoft has been fined more than $AU700 million for failing to offer it’s OS users a choice of different internet browsers in Europe.

The company was found to have breached its own 2009 commitment to introduce a pop-up screen offering users a choice of browser, rather than just Internet Explorer. The pop-up was introduced as part of an earlier European Union competition case, but was dropped in a Windows 7 update in early 2011.

Microsoft claims the omission was simply the result of a “technical error”. The tech-behemoth was fined 561 million euros – $AU711 million – taking the total cost of its regulatory troubles in Europe to 2.15 billion euros – $AU2.75 billion – since 2002.

The European Commission, which acts as competition regulator across the 27-member European Union, said it found Microsoft broke its undertaking between May 2011 and July 2012. The Commission said it takes such settlement commitments very seriously :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Chrome Sidles Up Behind Internet Explorer as the Second Most Popular Web Browser

Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Chrome Sidles Up Behind Internet Explorer as the Second Most Popular Web Browser

Google Chrome Second Most Popular Web BrowserMuch chatter has been spewing from the interweb on Googles Chrome browser taking up second place in the three way battle for browser supremecy. Headlines like “Google’s Chrome browser surging past Firefox” aWill Google Chrome kill Firefox? ” A slow news week perhaps? The build up has been the usual steady and well thought out Google conquest, when Google Chrome launched in 2008, net experts espoused that Mozilla/Firefox had the most to lose from Chromes release. Right about now: the behemoth that is Microsoft must be looking in the rear view wondering just how long before it loses it’s long held grip on browser superiority? This week Google Chrome has finally slotted itself into second place in the browser wars. According to web analytics company StatCounter Chrome now has 25.69 percent of the market while Firefox has 25.23 percent, hardly a surge, but nice work if you can get it!. Both browsers are trailing Microsofts stallwart browser Internet Explorer, IE still owns 40.63 percent of the market.

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