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AOL and Microsoft compromised 'browser war' for $ 750 mln

Monday 2 June 2003 | 11:30 CET | News
The 'browser war' between AOL and Microsoft has ended. After a court appeal, both parties compromised for a total sum of $ 750 million (EUR 638.40 mln). Under the terms of the agreement, AOL is enabled to use Internet Explorer for 7 years free of rights. AOL will also use Microsoft's Windows Media Player, as result the market position of Windows Media Player will increase compared to its competitor Real. With the agreement both companies aim for a boost in the online entertainment market. Also is decided to make each other's instant messaging programs ICQ and AOL's Instant Messenger

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Categories: Internet
Companies: AOL / Microsoft
Countries: United States
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