The EU Commission decides not to oppose the notified operation and declares it compatible with the internal market and the EEA Agreement (Microsoft / Skype)

Microsoft/Skype – or the Commission in the Shadow of Parties Submission* [1] The Commission’s decision in Microsoft/Skype contradicts its previous Article 102 decisions in Microsoft I (WMP) and Microsoft II (Internet Explorer). Read §152 of Microsoft/Skype : “consumers do not simply use whatever communications product is provided with Windows. The consumers use multiple communications services on multiple platforms, such as Apple iOS and Android, which include their own built-in communications services (Facetime and Google Talk). The parties further submit that some online communications

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