Microsoft Forced to Play Fair Drops Anticompetitive Tactics

Via Computerworld

IE8 setup change hints at further concessions to EU in antitrust fight

Microsoft on Thursday bowed to critics involved in the company’s European antitrust case who have accused it of silently changing users’ default browsers, a move that may be aimed at Brussels-based regulators.

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will no longer replace a PC’s default browser when a user selects the already-checked “Use express settings” option in the setup screen, Microsoft said on Thursday. Both Opera Software and Mozilla had hammered Microsoft in May over the tactic, accusing the company of force feeding IE8 to users with Windows Update, and silently changing the default browser on PCs.

Read the full article here.

via IE8 setup change hints at further concessions to EU in antitrust fight.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Microsoft Forced to Play Fair Drops Anticompetitive Tactics”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Subscribe

AddThis Feed Button

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 33 other followers

My Tweets

Social Minded

iPhone...Eye Phone?

web 3.0

Santa Cruz Clifftop Hula Hoop Rave

Giant Pendulum: COSI in Columbus Ohio

Red Paddle Wheel

More Photos

RSS Social Media in the News

  • Social Media - MainePublic.org March 28, 2017
    MainePublic.orgSocial MediaMainePublic.orgFrom Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and Snapchat, there are a myriad of social media platforms that can help businesses and individuals communicate. But which platforms are right for you? Experts weigh in on how to measure social media engagement ...How to Put More Sting in Your Social Media PunchEquities.comall 7 […]
  • Social Media Influencers Finally Come to … Medicine - WIRED March 27, 2017
    WIREDSocial Media Influencers Finally Come to … MedicineWIREDIngle started sharing her story, first with a blog, and then a book, and then on social media. Today, she has more than 26,000 Twitter followers who seek her guidance in dealing with insurance, living with chronic pain, and, perhaps most importantly, ...
  • Britain Wants Social Media Sites Cleared of Jihadist Postings - Voice of America March 27, 2017
    Voice of AmericaBritain Wants Social Media Sites Cleared of Jihadist PostingsVoice of AmericaAmber Rudd, the country's interior minister, has vowed to "call time" on internet firms allowing terrorists "a place to hide" and has summoned some of the leading social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, for what is being dubbe […]
  • Why Annual Social Media Policy Reviews Are Necessary - Entrepreneur March 27, 2017
    EntrepreneurWhy Annual Social Media Policy Reviews Are NecessaryEntrepreneurWith new social media platforms cropping up all the time, workplace social media rules must go beyond simply discouraging employees from putting off deadlines to play with Snapchat filters. In fact, your corporate social media policy could probably use ...
  • Pinelands member taking social media critics to court - Vineland Daily Journal March 28, 2017
    Vineland Daily JournalPinelands member taking social media critics to courtVineland Daily JournalBRIDGETON - A state Pinelands Commission member is taking 14 people into state court over alleged insults on social media, including one unsympathetic lyrical comparison to the devil, because of her support for a natural gas pipeline. Vineland resident ...
  • Social media is changing the way law enforcement approaches child abuse - WAAY March 28, 2017
    WAAYSocial media is changing the way law enforcement approaches child abuseWAAYChris Newlin, the executive director for the National Children's Advocacy Center said while Thomas' posts may look concerning now with an active Amber Alert, it often takes individuals recognizing the tone of social media posts before something ...

Follow Me

Paypal