US: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

US: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Cycle Computing to support customers using High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cycle Computing’s CycleCloud software suite is a cloud orchestration, provisioning, and data management for big compute and large technical computing applications. Its software is used by customers in life […]

From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation?

From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation?

CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: From Microsoft to Google: eyes wide shut on predatory innovation? By Dr. Thibault Schrepel   Click here for a PDF version of the article  On June 27, 2017, the European Commission (“Commission”) has fined Google 2.7 billion dollars1 for having abused its dominant […]

EU: Microsoft details its security process, amid Kaspersky antitrust complaint

EU: Microsoft details its security process, amid Kaspersky antitrust complaint

A couple of weeks ago, Eugene Kaspersky, from the Russian multinational cyber security and anti-virus provider Kaspersky, fired shots at Microsoft and filed a new antitrust complaint against the company in the European Union. The issue as heart at the time was Microsoft’s Windows Defender antivirus solution, and Microsoft pushing its own antivirus over third […]

US: Microsoft confirms acquisition of Israel cybersecurity firm

US: Microsoft confirms acquisition of Israel cybersecurity firm

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase Boston-based cybersecurity startup Hexadite. The acquisition hasn’t closed yet. The deal was first reported on May 24 by Israeli publication Calcalist, but Microsoft didn’t confirm the acquisition until today’s announcement. No terms were disclosed in the news release, but Calcalist previously reported the […]

EU: Kaspersky files antitrust complaints against Microsoft

EU: Kaspersky files antitrust complaints against Microsoft

Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Kaspersky Lab said Microsoft was abusing its dominance in the PC operating system market, creating obstacles for independent software security vendors by distributing its own Defender […]

US: Microsoft case may be closing in on a settlement

US: Microsoft case may be closing in on a settlement

Microsoft and the government may be closer to settling their landmark antitrust case amid word that the trial judge could rule as early as tomorrow, legal experts say. US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on Tuesday called representatives from the government and the software giant to his chambers to see how far settlement talks have […]

Exclusion in Digital Markets

Posted by Social Science Research Network Exclusion in Digital Markets By Konstantinos Stylianou (University of Leeds) Abstract:     Exclusionary practices and effects are at the core of antitrust enforcement and sector-specific regulation, as they serve as one of the main determinants of the competitive conditions in the market. The antitrust treatment and regulation of exclusion […]

Russia: Kaspersky calls off antitrust dispute with Microsoft

Russia: Kaspersky calls off antitrust dispute with Microsoft

Kaspersky, the popular computer security firm based in Russia, has withdrawn its antitrust complaint against software giant Microsoft though the dispute is not totally gone. The security vendor lambasted Microsoft for allegedly taking advantage of its market influence to edge out antivirus providers. The dispute arose from the new changes Microsoft introduced in the Creators […]

US: Microsoft hires Ex-FTC Commissioner for cybersecurity

US: Microsoft hires Ex-FTC Commissioner for cybersecurity

Microsoft has tapped a former US Federal Trade Commission member to lead its policy efforts on privacy and data protection. Julie Brill was appointed by former President Barack Obama to the governing council of the consumer protection and antitrust regulator in 2010 after decades spent working on those issues at the state level. She stepped […]

Russia/EU: Microsoft gains respite from dominance allegations

Russia/EU: Microsoft gains respite from dominance allegations

Russia’s Kaspersky Lab has temporarily backed off filing a competition complaint that Microsoft is abusing its market dominance to crowd out anti-virus software makers such as itself, founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky said. Instead, Kaspersky – after threatening in November to complain to the European Commission – said he would keep talking to Microsoft about […]

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