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Microsoft to use Xing to appease EU – report

Thursday 8 December 2016 | 11:10 CET | News
Microsoft will reportedly add the German professional networking site Xing to its Windows software to appease an EU antitrust review examining its bid to buy LinkedIn. According to an anonymous source who spoke to Bloomberg, German language versions of Microsoft will have Xing appear on the Windows start menu and on add-ins for Outlook for the next five years. The move was reportedly encouraged by the European Commission and was welcomed by Xing, which dropped its opposition to the proposed LinkedIn-Microsoft merger, according to the source.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: European Commission / LinkedIn / Microsoft / Xing
Countries: Europe / Germany
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