Months ago, European lawmakers deemed that Microsoft was abusing its monopoly position (and engaging in other murky shenanigans) to push its Internet Explorer browser onto the public. Microsoft proposed a compromise. And this morning the E.U. has approved the bargain.
Intel has been found guilty of anti-competitive behavior by European lawmakers, as rumors earlier this week suggested. The size of the fine--$1.45 billion--is the most astonishing among the punishments meted out to the chip-maker giant.