- The Obama administration’s top antitrust enforcer on Monday declared an end to Bush-era policies that made regulatory action against the biggest companies a rarity. The Justice Department’s Christine Varney said that dominant companies need not collude with their rivals to violate the law, and Silicon Valley attorneys said Google, Microsoft and Oracle would be well advised to tread more carefully.
- Microsoft confirmed what everyone expected, announcing that Windows 7 would be released in time for the holidays. Missing the crucial holiday shopping season, when many consumers buy new PCs, would have dealt a blow to PC makers who depend on strong holiday sales.
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