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

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... More...

Samsung Agrees to Pay $300M Fine

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... More...

Microsoft (sort of) pays the EU fine

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... More...

EU's Monti stands behind Microsoft fine

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. ... More...

Microsoft battle to stop EU fine

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... More...

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