Posts tagged as Microsoft

EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm for ‘predatory pricing’

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In yet another European Union move against a U.S. tech giant, the bloc’s antitrust chief on Thursday fined chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million, accusing it of “predatory pricing” to drive a competitor out of the market. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Qualcomm was abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. She said it sold them below the cost of production to force startup Icera out of the market almost…

Paul Allen dead at 65: Microsoft co-founder dies from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The billionaire died on Monday afternoon from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, his family announced. The 65-year-old, believed to be the 46th richest person in the world, had revealed his cancer had returned in an emotional announcement earlier this month. A post on the tech tycoon’s blog said: “I learned recently that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was treated for in 2009 has returned. My team of doctors has begun treatment…