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Apr092009

Germany fines Microsoft $11.9 million for anticompetitive Office pricing

Germany has fined Microsoft €9 million (US$11.9 million) for illegally pressing a retailer to sell its Office productivity software for a certain price, one of the country’s competition authorities said. Microsoft has accepted the fine, according to a statement from the Bundeskartellamt, which is affiliated with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Microsoft officials did not have an immediate comment, reports Computerworld.

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