Antitrust authorities are sifting through Microsoft's final proposal to comply with a European Commission decision, which the software giant submitted near a midnight deadline, a commission spokesman said Wednesday.
Microsoft Corporation lost a European Union court appeal on Wednesday against sanctions imposed by EU regulators that will force it to change business practices and sell a stripped-down version of Windows.
The European Commission has temporarily suspended an order requiring Microsoft to sell a version of Windows without media player software, just before it would have taken effect, a source familiar with the situation said Sunday.
EU merger chief Mario Monti vowed Friday to restore his credibility after a top European court threw out a ban on Tetra Laval's bid for French bottle maker Sidel in a second crushing reversal this week.
The European Commission delivered a bitter pill to the world's top vitamin makers Wednesday, ordering them to pay a record 855 million euros ($750 million) in fines for operating a price-fixing cartel.