Archive for September 20th, 2007

The Real Surge

From The Economist, September 13, 2007:

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Guess they can dish it…

But they can’t take it.

So the European Union smacked Microsoft by upholding the 605 million US dollar fine against the company.

US officials and others comment about how this ruling may actually stifle innovation and bode ill for other technology companies.

The EU antitrust chief is upset by the criticism.

Anyway, who was this original antitrust investigation (started in the late 1990s) helping?  Oh yeah… they were trying to defend RealNetworks and Sun Microsystems.  REALNETWORKS??  Come on people, was that company ever good for the consumer?  I think they were the originators of bundling spyware, crapware, and adware into their RealAudio player.