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The European Commission issued on Thursday that Microsoft threatened to impose its euro ($ 2.37 million) per day 2.0 million heavy penalties on the grounds that Microsoft's refusal to third-party groups open the Windows operating system. Microsoft countered that the EU does not understand the difference between open source and open API. March 2004, the EU ordered Microsoft to allow competitors access to some network protocols for Windows so that "non-Microsoft work group servers to achieve full with Windows PCs and servers collaboration," while stripping requires Microsoft Windows Media Player Player from Windows XP , also fined Microsoft 497 million euros in. Microsoft from the outset opposed the ruling, claiming that any form of open source code "of its intellectual property rights are violated on a global scale." Microsoft has filed an appeal in August this year, and to seek assistance from other technology companies in November. But in early December, the EU Court of First Instance dismissed Microsoft's appeal and declared that if Microsoft is not until Dec. 15 to comply with the ruling, it will face a certain amount of daily heavy penalties. Since then, the EU has been in monitoring Microsoft's process. EU Competition Commission Neelie Kroes said in a statement: "I have given Microsoft every opportunity to perform its obligations, but now I have no choice but to take formal enforcement measures allow Microsoft to succumb." Microsoft respects soon make responded, accusing the EU is not fair to dismiss a statement, claiming that the Commission confused the distinction between open source and open within the system, nor have carefully reviewed the documentation submitted by Microsoft after the correction. Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith also complained that the statement: "So far we've responded to several hundred EU requirements and continue to work to meet the requirements of the new EU or after the change, but every time we make a change, the EU will transfer target, request otherwise. "Microsoft has five weeks of time to apply for an oral hearing, no later than January 25. EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said at a news conference, said: "If Microsoft still will not implement the ruling, it must be turned over to a daily fine."
The New York Times recently published an article about Microsoft's strategy and special project manager Mark Penn's article, he was responsible for the team recently being carried out "Sroogled activities aimed at exposing Google shopping search results are paid advertisements.
The New York Times quoted a Google spokesperson Jill Hazelbaker PR In this report, she said, Google and Microsoft is different, "...... we (Google) to focus on Google's own development and active role in promoting the industry, rather than the competition itself. Sort of negative remarks about Microsoft.
This remarks to Microsoft public relations executive Frank X. Shaw was very unhappy, to refute Jill Hazelbaker, he launched a vocal opposition to her on Jill's personal Twitter.

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