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Spammer ordered to pay Facebook $711m

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Facebook has been awarded damages of $711 million against Sanford Wallace, who spammed the social network with fake messages. Wallace was sued in February, alongside Adam Arzoomanian, for obtaining login details for accounts and using...

US faces $100 Billion Fine for Web Gaming Ban

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Panellists at a trade forum criticised the US government for going back on commitments made to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regards to internet gaming. The forum believes that the US could be liable...

Microsoft's $1.5 Billion MP3 Fine Dropped

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In a development which Alcatel-Lucent calls "shocking and disturbing" and which Microsoft calls a "victory for consumers," a federal judge in the San Diego District Court has overturned a jury's decision which had ruled that...

U.S. 'lobbied' the EC over Microsoft fine

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The U.S. government sought to influence the European Commission over Microsoft's antitrust case, according to Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes. Kroes said the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, had asked her to be "nicer" to Microsoft...

Microsoft hit with 280m euro fine

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Microsoft has been fined 280.5m euros ($357m; £194m) by the European Commission for failing to comply with an anti-competition ruling. The software giant was hit by the fine following a long-running dispute between the US...

Samsung Agrees to Pay $300M Fine

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Samsung, the world's largest memory chip manufacturer, has pleaded guilty to price fixing and agreed to pay a $300 million fine, US officials announced today. The fine is the second largest antitrust settlement and...

Microsoft (sort of) pays the EU fine

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Microsoft has paid the US$600 million fine handed down by the European Commission in its antitrust ruling against the company. Representatives of the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant confirmed last Friday that Microsoft deposited the payment...

EU's Monti stands behind Microsoft fine

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Mario Monti, the European Union's competition commissioner, is vigorously defending his handling of the antitrust case against Microsoft, amid criticism over the size of the fine and for treading on U.S. regulators' toes. ...

EU to Fine Microsoft 497 Mln Euros-Source

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European Union states on Monday backed a proposal to fine Microsoft Corp. a record 497 million euros ($613.5 million) for abusing its dominance of PC operating systems, an EU member state source said. "It is...

Microsoft battle to stop EU fine

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Microsoft is to embark on a last-ditch charm offensive over the coming weeks to avoid paying a multibillion-dollar fine to the European Commission, which is preparing to make a ruling on its long-running antitrust investigation...

Microsoft could face massive EU fine

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European antitrust enforcers may seek a massive fine from Microsoft and demand that it drop some features from its dominant Windows software, according to a published report citing a confidential European Commission document outlining its...

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