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Exclusive: EU regulators likely to fine Microsoft by end-March - sourcesUS-EU-MICROSOFT:Exclusive: EU regulators likely to fine Microsoft by end-March - sources
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU competition regulators plan to fine Microsoft before the end of March in a case tied to the U.S. software giant's antitrust battle in Europe more than a decade ago, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The European Commission had accused Microsoft in October last year of breaking a promise to offer European consumers a choice of rival browsers in the previous version of its Windows operating system.
The company made the pledge in 2009 to settle an EU antitrust investigation and stave off a penalty that could have been as much as 10 percent of global revenues.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Adrian Croft)
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