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U.S. deepens review of Yahoo, Microsoft deal

September 11, 2009

The headquarters of Yahoo Inc. is pictured in Sunnyvale, California, May 5, 2008. WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – U.S. antitrust regulators have requested more documents in their probe of Microsoft Corp’s deal to provide search engine technology to rival Yahoo Inc, the two companies said on Friday.  Microsoft and Yahoo confirmed that the Justice Department’s antitrust division had made a second request for documents, which indicates a decision to conduct a deeper review that could take months.

EU shows antitrust toughness with Microsoft case

August 3, 2009

European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes

By Foo Yun Chee
BRUSSELS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Microsoft’s offer to settle a decade-long battle with EU antitrust regulators cements the European Commission’s reputation as one of the world’s toughest watchdogs and could force other firms to follow its example.