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Microsoft hammered by EU anti-trust body again – handed record £680m fine
The European Union has just hit Microsoft a record fine of around £625m.
It’s in response to Microsoft charging “unreasonable prices” to developers for data on how to get their applications working happily on Windows. Naughty old MS was ordered by the EU in 2004 to start charging more reasonable fees for licensing out its patents – but clearly the EU thinks it hasn’t complied with that. Hence the cash windfall for Brussels…