Microsoft got hit with a huge $733 million dollar fine today for not allowing users to chose which browser they want to use at start up. When you get a Windows computer in most countries, Internet Explorer is the browser by default however the European Union forced Microsoft to have a browser election option to make it “fair” for other browsers. Microsoft initially added this feature but in an update, it was accidentally removed.
A representative from the Union said that the fine could have been worse had it not been for Microsoft’s cooperation. It continues to amaze me that Microsoft is still the villain in these type of suits while both Google and Apple can do whatever they want with their platforms including blocking Windows Phones from properly using YouTube. Microsoft said they will have a response later.