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Move draws criticism from some analysts

Remember those allegations by browser makers Google Inc. (GOOG) and the Mozilla Foundation, alleging that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) wasn't giving them full access to necessary interfaces in Windows 8?

Well, the European Union sure remembers.  Not too long after it admonished Microsoft for breaking its browser ballot box promises and threatened more fines, it announced a new probe into whether Microsoft was impeding competition.

The browser makers have suggested that Microsoft may be effectively banning third-party browsers from Windows 8 RT.  Microsoft has denied this claim.

Surprisingly, typically pro-Apple, Inc. (AAPL) blogger John Gruber blasted the probe in a post on his blog Daring Fireball.  The unlikely ally points out that Apple has a near identical model of differentiation and has received little EU scrutiny, writing:

So Apple can do it with iOS but Microsoft can’t with Windows RT, despite the fact that the iPad and iPhone are selling tens of millions of units per quarter and there is yet to ship a single Windows RT device?

With that said, even unlikely allies may be unable to save Microsoft as the EU salivates at the prospect of collect more billion-dollar fines from the beleagured operating system giant.

Sources: Daring Fireball, Reuters

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RE: This is ridiculous
By TheJian on 7/21/2012 6:46:54 PM , Rating: 1
To each his own. I'd rather have the chance to live in a mansion one day. You have NONE. I'd rather have the chance to be a millionaire. Again, spreading the wealth means you have NO billionaires. Speaking of which 3000+ Millionaires have left America since Obama took office. They'll be starting a business OUTSIDE of America with their wealth thanks to Obama care and the coming financial cliff. I wouldn't look for them to come to your town BDZ ;)

I'm shocked people elected a radical muslim terrorist into the white house. He will stop at nothing to destroy our country all in the name of social economic justice/fairness. Food stamps for Mexico anyone?...LOL. Meanwhile, his brother lives in a TENT!...LOL. No help for BRO eh? Obama has grown the govt 77,000 jobs, while the private sector BLEEDS. Thank Obama care for all the new IRS agents they're hiring to keep chasing all of us...LOL.
You can google the crap out of that too, as the above came up in the many links on this.
Obama made 2.7million in offshore accounts/income...Hmmm. He's blown billions on companies like Solyndra, Fisker (nothing like closing american plants and moving it all to friends in Finland...LOL), etc, ran up 6 trillion after leaving Chicago broke (40+billion in debt when he left, and a deficit of 635mil this year...LOL).

On the other hand, Romney MADE a good 315 million without the govt and gave his entire father's inheritance to charity...LOL. Obama only knows how to give YOUR money away. He doesn't donate more than a few measly bucks himself, but you can sign up to give him your wedding money:
"It's a great way to support the President on your big day," it continues. "Plus, it's a gift that we can all appreciate -- and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl."

When signing up, supporters are asked to set a monetary goal. The site also provides some suggested language to use when hitting up friends and relatives for campaign cash.

You can google the crap out of pissed off brides or just start watching fox :)
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“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls

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