Saturday, May 26, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
FBI Says Reboot Your Router to Stop Malware Infecting 500k Devices
ASUS Chromebox 3 Series Coming in July
U.S. to Impose Fine, New Management to ZTE to Keep it in Business
Facebook Keeps Working on In-house Chip Designs
AMD Increased GPU Market Share in Q1
Seagate's New VR Power Drive Adds Capacity and Extends Battery Life of the HTC VIVE Focus VR Headset
Samsung Should Pay Apple $539 million in Patent Retrial
Amazon Admits Alexa Eavesdropped and Shared Conversation
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Europea...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions


The European Commission (EC) has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft.



The decision is conditional on compliance with a series of commitments aimed at preserving competition between professional social networks in Europe.

The EC said that Microsoft and LinkedIn are mainly active in complementary business areas, except for minor overlaps in online advertising. The Commission looked at whether, after the merger, Microsoft could use its strong market position in operating systems (Windows) for personal computers (PCs) and productivity software (including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point) to strengthen LinkedIn's position among professional social networks.

With respect to online advertising services, the companies' activities only overlap in relation to display advertising. However, given their very limited combined market share in the EEA, as well as the fragmented nature of the market, the Commission excluded any competition concerns arising from the combination of the parties' online non-search service activities.

To address the competition concerns identified by the Commission in the professional social network services market, Microsoft offered a series of commitments. These commitments include:

  • ensuring that PC manufacturers and distributors would be free not to install LinkedIn on Windows and allowing users to remove LinkedIn from Windows should PC manufacturers and distributors decide to preinstall it.
  • allowing competing professional social network service providers to maintain current levels of interoperability with Microsoft's Office suite of products through the so-called Office add-in program and Office application programming interfaces.
  • granting competing professional social network service providers access to "Microsoft Graph", a gateway for software developers. It is used to build applications and services that can, subject to user consent, access data stored in the Microsoft cloud, such as contact information, calendar information, emails, etc. Software developers can potentially use this data to drive subscribers and usage to their professional social networks.

The commitments will apply in the EEA for a period of five years and will be monitored by a trustee.

These commitments address the competition concerns identified by the Commission. The Commission therefore concluded that the proposed transaction, as modified by the commitments, would no longer raise competition concerns.



Previous
Next
Oculus Touch Now Available        All News        Google To Go Completely Green Using Renewable Energy Only
TSMC And IBM Detail Their 7nm Progress At 2016 IEDM     General Computing News      Google To Go Completely Green Using Renewable Energy Only

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Acquires Conversational AI Company Semantic Machines
Microsoft Build 2018 Highlights
Azure and Office Power Microsoft's Third Quarter Results
Microsoft Unveils Reorganization Plan
Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Sees Cloud services As The Future of Games
Microsoft Uses AI to Match Human Performance in Translating News from Chinese to English
Microsoft Offers New Cloud Tools to Health-Care Companies
Xiaomi and Microsoft Expand Their Collaboration in cloud, Devices and AI Areas
Windows Defender ATP Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Microsoft Reports Quarterly Revenue and Profit on Cloud and Office Consumer Products
Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer Will Show You What Data Microsoft Gets From Your PC

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .