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Russia/EU: Microsoft gains respite from dominance allegations

 |  April 26, 2017

Russia’s Kaspersky Lab has temporarily backed off filing a competition complaint that Microsoft is abusing its market dominance to crowd out anti-virus software makers such as itself, founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky said.

Instead, Kaspersky – after threatening in November to complain to the European Commission – said he would keep talking to Microsoft about changes he wants the US software giant to make before deciding whether to press his case in a few months. “They are listening to us and they made a few changes. It’s an ongoing process,” he told Reuters. “Of course if Microsoft agrees to all our requests we will not file it.”

Microsoft had no immediate comment, while the European Commission declined to comment.

Currently, Russia’s anti-monopoly commission is investigating Microsoft for allegedly abusing its dominance in the antivirus software market in response to a complaint filed by Kaspersky.

Full Content: Reuters

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