EU says Oracle's Sun buyout might violate antitrust rules

11/10/2009 | Bloomberg · CNET

The European Commission notified Oracle that its proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems might violate EU antitrust laws. The commission's objection does not automatically prompt an antitrust investigation, although it might put pressure on Oracle to offer concessions. The EU said it is primarily concerned that Oracle's acquisition of Sun's MySQL database software might reduce competition.

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