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E.U.: Microsoft could face record fines by European authorities

 |  October 15, 2012

Microsoft is about to receive a formal antitrust complaint from European Authorities, after the software giant left out its required ‘browser choice’ screen to 28 million users in 2009. According to German publication Der Spiegel, European authorities are ready to issue Microsoft with a formal ‘statement of objections’ that would charge Microsoft with a list of accusations. Microsoft has already admitted its wrongdoing in the case as a ‘technical error’ in its iteration of Windows 7, in the hope that it may dampen the harsh stick of justice from the European authorities. Microsoft could face up to 10 percent of its global annual turnover should it be found flouting European antitrust laws.

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