There is nothing worse than getting probed, at least that is how I feel about it. I am willing to bet that Microsoft and Time Warner would come to the same conclusion as well. InfoWorld reports that the European Commission (EC) has begun an investigation into both of the previously mentioned companies over the possible plan to take over ContentGuard Holdings the U.S.

“As part of the investigation the Commission will also investigate further competitive concerns related to the vertical integration of Microsoft in other markets, it said.

Microsoft had no comment on the decision early Wednesday. Time Warner, based in New York, was not immediately available to comment. “