EU Regulators Raid Intel Offices

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  1. kitsune

    kitsune Notebook Consultant

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    Oh noes. Intel sold their processors at a low price! And above all, they told people not to buy from their competitor!!!

    Maybe the regulators can raid a farm and find out that pigs oink and that the grass is green.
     
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    lol Lithus.
     
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    EU is just learning how to gold dig, that's all. Especially after the MS cases, where MS did more than enough but the EU still wasn't satisfied...actually, they were satisfied but fined them anyway.

    This does nothing but go against competition, because companies will be less likely to invest in the EU market if they're at risk for bogus fines and whatnot. So it hurts the EU in the long run.
     
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    "It accused the world's largest chipmaker of giving rebates to customers provided they bought Intel products"

    LOL WTF!?! cant give out rebates?

    What a bunch of crap.

    The EU needs to find better uses of their time.
     
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    Well, everyone knows that the logical thing for Intel was to give out rebates if companies bought AMD merchandise. Duh.
     
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    "It accused the world's largest chipmaker of giving rebates to customers provided they bought Intel products and offering incentives to companies to delay or cancel products containing AMD technology."

    That is the problem. The EU legislation is very strict about these monopolistic behaviors. If Intel is in the "rebate giving" business, it would be only fair that it would do the same with ALL its customers, not only to big companies.
     
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    well it is a case of unfairness at least somewhat however if you are going to do business in a market you have to learn what you can and cant do in that market. I guess all theyll end up doing is paying a fine.
     
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    Exactly. It's the same sort of things Microsoft got done for, and if Intel are guilty, then they should have to pay up.

    "Pick me or I'll make you pay." Sounds like school yard bullies translated into the business world.
     
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    What's more, according to EuroNews, is that Intel has been selling its products under the cost of production which, believe it or not, is not allowed in the EU.
     
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