SEVEN OUT OF the nine states in the US which stood out against the Microsoft-Department of Justice antitrust settlement were offered money to drop their action, the Washington Post claimed today.
And California and six other states decided to accept Microsoft's offer and took $25 million from the software company and an extra $3.6 million to enforce the DoJ forged deal, the paper said.
The paper suggests some of the states settled because they were a bit strapped for cash. Hardly a very good reason, when the money Microsoft offered was so little, we'd venture.
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Sounds like these states were really out for the consumers