Microsoft Could Be In Trouble With EU Regulators Over Web Browsers – Silicon Alley

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- European Union regulators are preparing an antitrust complaint over Microsoft Corp.’s failure to comply with a settlement to give users a choice of web browsers, according to two people familiar with the matter. There’s no set timing for the European Commission to send the statement of objections, said the people who asked not to be identified because the complaint isn’t public. A statement of objections lists alleged violations of competition rules and is a precursor to possible fines. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in July that Microsoft may have misled regulators by failing to display a browser choice screen to users of the Windows operating system since February 2011. The world’s largest software company blamed a technical error for not showing the screen to some users and offered to extend until March 2016 a commitment to show it. Microsoft has already been fined 1.68 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in EU antitrust pro...

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