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Supreme Court decision good news for Microsoft

The US Supreme Court Tuesday decided not to hear the Microsoft antitrust case until the breakup order against the company is first reviewed by the US Court of Appeals, rejecting the government's argument that the case deserved an expedited review by ...

Microsoft, DOJ to appear before Judge this week

Microsoft's remedy plan won no respect last week from the government, which called the self-imposed restrictions "cosmetic" and incapable of undoing the harm caused by the company's business practices, in the latest brief filed in federal court.

MS/DOJ - Conduct Remedy Deemed Likely in Microsoft Case

A settlement in the Microsoft antitrust case that doesn't break the company up has always been possible, but the toughest problem in crafting any settlement is preventing Microsoft from doing to other companies what it did to the former Netscape Comm...

Judge's pointed queries to Microsoft buoy govt

With closing arguments over, it is now up to Microsoft antitrust trial Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson to issue a verdict, and he did little yesterday to dispel the expectation that he will come down hard on the software giant.

Tech heavyweights back Net taxes

Business representatives on a Congressional committee examining Internet taxation call for ending "disparate tax treatment of Main Street and Internet sellers". Their proposal would let states collect sales taxes on Internet transactions -- provided ...

Antitrust trial briefs pile in

In a series of court papers filed last week by friends and foes of Microsoft, antitrust trial Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson got volumes of advice for dealing with the software giant.

White House: No big Y2K problems in Asia yet

By late morning yesterday in the US, the New Year had arrived in about one-third of the world, but the year 2000 computer problem had failed to trigger shutdowns of critical infrastructure systems -- utilities, transportation and financial -- in Aust...

DOJ vs. Microsoft: We're getting down to the end

Each of the two sides in the Microsoft antitrust case filed blistering rebuttals to the other side's version of the facts in the latest round in the courtroom drama. Each accused the other of distorting the facts in this landmark case. The rebuttals ...

Microsoft threatened PC makers, says IBM

A top IBM executive has testified in the Microsoft antitrust case that Microsoft made threats against PC makers who were considering IBM's OS/2 operating system. Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and the IBM PC company all chose not to use OS/2 in fear of reta...

How should Microsoft be punished?

In the belief that Microsoft will either lose its antitrust case or settle, antitrust experts, industry groups and some software businesses met last week to debate possible remedies in this historic case. But what remedies? Opinions varied but most a...

Microsoft to discuss settlement with DoJ

The US DoJ and state attorneys general will meet with Microsoft next week to discuss the company's offer to settle its antitrust case. Details about the negotiations have not been released, the DoJ saying it will keep tight-lipped on the matter.

MS/DoJ: Defence loses video evidence battle

The US DoJ has stunned the courtroom in showing that beyond doubt Microsoft used multiple PCs to film a videotape segment the company had implied was a seamless segment filmed on one PC

MS/DOJ: MS witness sees no monopoly

Microsoft's first witness will testify in the antitrust trial against the software giant that Microsoft does not have a monopoly, and that consumers have benefited from lower prices and better software as a result of the company's actions.

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