just fine them already

The EU has to back up its threat with action, and soon. The verdict is not so different to that of the US DoJ. But the eventual outcome of that case proved the DoJ toothless – where are they now? Now the EU has a chance to prove to the world that it can make a verdict stick. At some point, you have to draw the line for appeals and further legal quagmiring. You can’t just keep going back to court for another try because you didn’t like the outcome.

The only remaining question is: is $1bn a year a fair price for locking up APIs to preserve your monopoly? Time will tell.

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