EU Extends Deadline for Microsoft Response
Microsoft has been given 20 more days to respond to new charges by the European Union that it is not meeting the requirements of the rulings against it, honoring a request by Microsoft lawyers. Instead of the original April 3 deadline, the Redmond company now has until April 23 to respond.
European Commission competition officer Neelie Kroes told the EU Parliament Thursday that she was unhappy with Microsoft's rates it was charging for interoperability information with its servers. Additionally, she said that third-party products were still not running smoothly with the company's products, a major requirement of an earlier judgment against it.