Andem - 2:22 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
Is that the EU's fault of MS's?
The issue here is much more deep-routed. The question should be whether the unelected people who came to the decision to fine Microsoft actually have the mandate to force any company to do anything, much less fine them.
This new fine sounds fishy to me. Let's not forget some of these commissioners and their leaders were members of the most corrupt political organizations ever to exist (ie. the Supreme Council of the Soviet Union).
They also claim they did not notice for 14 months. How convenient! DO they ever test this stuff?
Technical error? Perhaps. But perhaps it was also a technical error on purpose. A company the size of Microsoft would have realized it. When and how much will Google get fined for unfair practices by the European Commission?
Lots of questions.. few answers.