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Microsoft fined over alleged price fixing of Office

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Apr 2009 22:06 User comments (7)

Microsoft fined over alleged price fixing of Office Microsoft has been fined over 9 million euros this week by German antitrust officials over the alleged price fixing of their massively popular Office 2007 software.
Bundeskartellamt, Germany's economic regulatory body, added that undisclosed retailers worked with the software giant to illegally set the price of Microsoft's Office Home and Student 2007 before starting a joint ad campaign.

"Not every contact between supplier and retailer regarding resale prices constitutes an illegal concerted practice," the German group added. "In the present case, this boundary has been crossed."

Microsoft said it will obviously comply with the ruling.

"We will use this case as an opportunity to review our internal commercial processes and ensure that we are in full compliance with German law,"
a Microsoft statement noted.

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7 user comments

111.4.2009 22:35

"We will use this case as an opportunity to review our internal commercial processes and ensure that we are in full compliance with German law," a Microsoft statement noted."

In other words, "We'll be more careful in finding out whose palms we need to lather!"

211.4.2009 22:37

grease,the word is grease.lol

311.4.2009 22:37

grease is such a filthy word.

:)

412.4.2009 1:15
LissenUp
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I lather my palms (grease) once a day.

512.4.2009 1:41

i like how these vultures waited till the money got tight before going after Microsoft.

We all know Office is price fixed hell it has been since 2000. the way i see it its there product and the can fix the price all they want.

i Still use Office 2000, its the most stable and the one im most familiar with.

612.4.2009 12:28

yep,i use 2000 premium,and until i change os and get a compatibility issue ,i will continue to use it.

727.10.2009 19:46

Originally posted by DXR88:
i like how these vultures waited till the money got tight before going after Microsoft.

We all know Office is price fixed hell it has been since 2000. the way i see it its there product and the can fix the price all they want.

i Still use Office 2000, its the most stable and the one im most familiar with.

Yah but it's no longer supported.

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