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Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

Gregg Keizer | Dec. 19, 2014
Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago.

Not surprisingly, the EU saw it differently. "The Microsoft commitments, in particular the browser choice screen, were a successful remedy," said a commission spokeswoman in an email reply to questions. "The screen was viewed 795 million times and 165 million browsers were installed through it."

 

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