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Brussels: Microsoft’s antitrust violation charges send strong message to mega-corporations

 |  October 25, 2012

Following review, European Union antitrust commissioner Joaquín Almunia has officially issued Microsoft Statement of Objections for the company’s antitrust violations of a 2009 settlement over access to competitor’s browsers on their newest operating system, Windows 8, due for release later this week. Experts say that there are stronger implications beyond Microsoft, as the Statement of Objections was issued in the midst of Almunia’s office also investigating concerns over Google’s dominance of Internet search markets. The commissioner’s actions, say experts, sends a strong message to mega-corporations about the consequences of antitrust law violation.

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