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[News] [SOT] Corrupt, Charity-killing Chipmaker (Intel) Might face Antitrust in India

  • Subject: [News] [SOT] Corrupt, Charity-killing Chipmaker (Intel) Might face Antitrust in India
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:06:29 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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AMD sees Intel bias in tenders, to move Competition Commission of India 

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| The global battle for market share between the world’s largest chipmakers, 
| AMD and Intel, has reached India’s doorstep. AMD, the world’s second largest 
| chip maker, is planning to move the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to 
| make a representation on monopoly trade practices in the fast-growing 
| microprocessor market, specifically in the government vertical.     


Once again, the WSJ (shill press for the wealthy) gives Intel a placement for
PR purposes. It also did this when Intel came under attack for OLPC abuses:

(subscription needed)

It's like a robber baron tossing coins at the poor or censoring the press after
shooting someone. Intel 'loves' AMD.

Intel loves AMD - official



EU regulator raids Intel offices

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| Intel has been accused of trying to abuse its dominant market position by 
| selling its products below cost price and making cash payments to customers.



Investors sue Dell on payments from Intel: WSJ

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| An investor lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses Dell Inc. of
| improper accounting in its relationship with chip giant Intel,
| according to a media report published Thursday evening.
| [...]
| The suit alleges that Dell received at times as much as $1 billion
| a year in "secret and likely illegal" kickbacks in the form of
| "e-Cap" or "exception to corporate average pricing" payments"
| from Intel to ensure that Dell used no other chip supplier,
| according to The Journal.


Microsoft, Intel and Dell: The Tech Love Triangle 

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| It is becoming well known that Microsoft have achieved their current market 
| share status by making major computer manufacturers sign licensing deals, so 
| as to distribute a copy of Windows with every computer sold. What many people 
| don't realise, is how difficult it is to get a computer from the 
| manufacturers without Windows.    
| [...]
| This is first-hand experience of the power of Microsoft's monopolistic 
| practices, and it really does annoy me. It seems not so long ago that I 
| praised Dell for their support, but along with Microsoft, they have now lost 
| a customer entirely.   
| Needless to say, we are now looking to buy a system from a local shop with no 
| OS. 



Kickback Case: Retired Lawyer Sentenced

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| The law firm, previously known as Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, paid 
| $11.3 million in kickbacks to people who became plaintiffs in class-action 
| lawsuits against companies such as AT&T Inc., Lucent, WorldCom, Microsoft 
| Corp. and Prudential Insurance, prosecutors said.   


Lenovo got financial help from Intel, claim 

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| Journalists on the title said Lenovo is being paid a "pretty
| penny" from Intel to use its chips.


Laptop-Project Founder Faults Intel

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| Oscar Becerra Tresierra, general director for educational technology at 
| Peru's Ministry of Education, says that after the country recently agreed to 
| buy 272,500 OLPC laptops for primary-school students, an Intel sales 
|                                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^
| representative tried "to scare us" by claiming the machines and their power 
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| adapters didn't work. "I don't feel very happy about it," he said. "We  
| wouldn't like the project to fail because somebody is spreading gossip about 
|                                                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| the machines that doesn't turn out to be true."     


Laptop Project Blames Intel for Breakup

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| Negroponte said Intel even tried to undo a deal One Laptop had already sealed 
| in Peru by citing flaws in the One Laptop "XO" machine and telling government 
| ministers "we ought to know, because we are on the board." Such hostile 
| comments were prohibited, Negroponte claimed, under the July peace treaty 
| that brought Intel into the One Laptop Per Child camp.    
| "I want to say we tried, but it was never a partnership," Negroponte 
| said. "There's not one single thing in their contract or agreement that they 
| lived up to."   


Intel: doing the dirty on OLPC

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| Intel’s agreement with the OLPC Foundation included a ‘non disparagement’ 
| clause, under which Intel and One Laptop promised not to criticize each 
| other, according to Nicholas Negroponte in the latest article in the Wall 
| Street Journal.   
| Still Intel tactics have violated that repeatedly to kill OLPC efforts in 
| Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan, India, China and Intel is also still trying to pull 
| those tactics in Mexico, Brazil.  
| This is simply disgracefull of Intel, scandalous.
| But Negroponte has signed an agreement saying that he is not allowed to 
| criticize Intel, so he is not allowed to talk about these shameless tactics 
| even though Intel is the one violating the agreement.  
| So only independant voices on the Internet can get those messages of truth 
| out about Intels tactics. 
| In Nigeria, Intel came and donated 3000 laptops to counter OLPC efforts, then 
| sells 17 thousand Classmates to Nigeria at a loss. 
| Then Microsoft corrupted Nigerian officials with 400 thousand dollars to 
| install Windows XP on those instead of Mandriva Linux. 


One Laptop Per Child - Production Delays Caused By Microsoft, Intel?

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| I sincerely hope that no matter what the people who are running the
| OLPC project decide, that their project will continue and not get
| bogged down in a play of corporate greed and ambitions.


Negroponte says Intel should be "ashamed of itself" 

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| He is furious that Intel's CEO Craig Barrett called the One Laptop a
| gadget. The Negroponte initiative is caught in the middle of a vicious 
| fight between AMD and Intel, he said.


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| That software effort does not have the support of Mr. Otellini, who
| is concerned about incurring Microsoft's wrath, the executive said.
| The two companies have a long history of tension over who controls
| the hardware and software direction of the "Wintel standard." Intel
| has said it is supporting both operating systems.


Intel slapped with new antitrust investigation

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| New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has launched an antitrust 
| investigation of Intel, after his office served a wide-ranging subpoena on 
| the chip giant.  
| Cuomo is investigating whether Intel violated state and federal antitrust 
| laws by coercing customers to exclude its main rival, Advanced Micro Devices 
| (AMD), from the worldwide market for PC central processing units (CPUs), 
| Cuomo said in a news release.   
| The subpoena seeks information on Intel's pricing practices and possible 
| attempts to exclude competitors through its market power, Cuomo's office 
| said.   


US antitrust group urges Intel investigation

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| The American Antitrust Institute (AAI), a Washington DC lobby group, has 
| written an open letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging an 
| investigation of Intel's allegedly monopolistic business practices.  
| [...]
| AAI say its insistence of an investigation is based on allegations by AMD in 
| a private case and information obtained by the EC's complaint, which have not 
| been made public  


EC says Intel influenced bids for computer projects

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| The third type of allegation, however, was new, and sounded like a variety of 
| predatory pricing. “In the context of bids against AMD-based products for 
| strategic customers in the server segment of the market,” the commission 
| press release said, “Intel has offered CPUs on average below cost.”   


AMD chief condemns Intel 'abuses'

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| In 2005, after the Japan Fair Trade Commission found Intel guilty of 
| offering illegal rebates to Japanese PC makers, AMD filed an anti-trust 
| suit against its competitor in the U.S. District Court in Delaware. The 
| case has not been decided.


AMD: Intel Destroyed Evidence in Antitrust Case

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| In an unpublished statement to the U.S. District Court of Delaware,
| AMD alleges Intel allowed the destruction of evidence in pending
| antitrust litigation.


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| In 2005, a unit of Shenzhen Donjin countersued, saying Intel engaged
| in monopolistic practices.


Intel's anti-trust memos started vanishing from the top

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| Chairman Craig Barrett, CEO Paul Otellini and sales chief Sean Maloney
| have appeared on a list of Intel employees thought to have deleted 
| e-mails possibly relevant to AMD's anti-trust lawsuit against its
| larger rival. The missing e-mails have thrust a livid state of mind
| onto AMD's lawyers who have very serious problems with Intel's
| rather lax document retention policy.
| [...]
| CEO Otellini appears to have been one of these troublesome employees.


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