Why monoculture on the Web is bad

One of the comments on the antitrust complaint against Microsoft I see a lot is: "So what if most people are using IE and aren't aware that there are choices? I'm using Opera/Firefox/Chrome just fine." Sometimes we may feel that something doesn't really affect us. But does IE's dominance on the Web affect us even…

Microsoft cancels hearing in EU antitrust case

Microsoft has decided to cancel a hearing it requested in the current EU antitrust case. According to Microsoft's Dave Heiner, this is because the dates of the hearing coincided with the "International Competition Network" competition law meeting, meaning that "many of the most influential Commission and national competition officials with the greatest interest in our…