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US watchdog just gave up trying to get Google to explain YouTube's huge financial figures

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"The EU is the only government entity to ever impose"

The EU ruling did more - it forced Microsoft to document its APIs and made them publicly available (although not all of them free to use without a license). That made a great boost to open source software that no longer had to reverse engineering everything for compatibility.

Anyway, an €860 million fine doesn't really look a "token" one. Sure, Microsoft loses far more with each acquisition it makes, but judges can't act like a bad CEO.

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