EU Asked to Examine Microsoft-Skype Bundling

EU regulators now vetting Microsoft's bid to buy Skype should block any anti-competitive bundling of Microsoft's Windows software with the Internet phone service, a Skype rival said. Italian fixed-line and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telephone provider Messagenet SpA also urged the European Commission to ensure that the companies supply data allowing competitors to provide products that will function with Skype's software.