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Old November 5, 2009, 12:17 PM
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The whole Dell thing was stuff that came out during the EU investigation.

For further reading hop over to: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/te...es/05chip.html

Gives a bit more of the back story, but you will have to dive back to about June to get more details on the exact specifics of the rebates and such


They brought up your exact question

"Rebate payments and other incentives provided to customers fall into a murky area of the law, according to antitrust scholars. Intel’s critics must show that it went beyond the typical actions that one would expect from a company trying to protect its business.

“A lot of what they are talking about here sounds nefarious, but others would look at it and say that is how markets work,” said John E. Lopatka, a professor and antitrust expert at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.
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