357 Million Little Clarifications
from the in-case-things-weren't-clear dept
The story of EU anti-trust regulators fining Microsoft approximately $357 million has been covered to death everywhere, but digging a little deeper raises some questions. Microsoft claims it delayed complying for so long because the specifics weren't made clear. This certainly sounds, to some, like a delaying tactic. If Microsoft just kept going back and asking for further clarifications, they could put off complying. Of course, on the other side of things, those in the world of politics don't always have the best reputation for actually understanding the technology they're trying to regulate -- which absolutely could lead to some confusion. Either way, it would appear that Microsoft now has another 357 million reasons to make sure they understand what the EU is asking of them -- though, from our end, we're still waiting for clarification on how the market has been harmed. Luckily, no one's fining us just yet.