Mario Monti, EU Competition Commissioner, said on Friday that he would decide soon whether to bring new action against Microsoft.
Monti told US media: "At this stage, in spite of Microsoft's claim that what they do is to the benefit of consumers and innovation, I am not sure that their concept of interoperability and their market behaviour ensure a competitive scenario."
Microsoft will have the opportunity to defend itself at an as yet unscheduled hearing, he added.
US lawmakers demand review of Verisign .com deal
Three US congressmen have asked the Bush Administration to review a proposed deal that would give Verisign control of registration of the .com suffix until 2007.
Billy Tauzin, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee, Fred Upton, chairman of the Telecomms subcommittee, and Ed Markey, senior ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, have asked the commerce department to review the deal between Verisign and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann).
Icann itself will decide whether to approve the controversial deal later today.
EDS buys German services group for $570m
EDS has bought German IT services firm Systematics for $570 in cash and shares.
Systematics will receive around $430m in cash and £140m in EDS shares.
Systematics earned £570m in revenues last year. It specialises in systems integration and CRM and ERM technologies.
Dick Brown, chairman and chief executive at EDS, said the deal was a marriage between local knowledge and EDSssignificant strategic infrastructure outsourcing business.
HP may buy consultant Scient, Wall Street whispers
Hewlett Packard, which failed recently to buy consultants PriceWaterhouseCooper, has been linked with a possible acquisition of troubled internet consultant. Scient.
According to reports from Reuters, Wall Street analysts said Hewlett Packard was the only name being heard in relation to Scient, which has been looking to be bought ever since its share price collapsed from a high of $114.75 to just under $2.
HP said it did not comment on speculation, but confirmed that it had evaluated Scient along with other similar companies.
SAP buys portal rival for $400m
SAP is to acquire rival corporate portal firm TopTier for approximately $400m in cash.
The deal is expected to be concluded in the second half of the year, with Top Tier becoming a subsidiary of SAP. TopTier generated approximately $20m of revenue in 2000.
SAP said the acquisition increased its ability to broaden its user base, and gave it strong engineering staff experienced in the portal market, plus a large installed base of enterprise customers, including Daimler Chrysler, Hewlett Packard, GMAC, Universal Studios and Wells Fargo Bank.
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