April 12, 2005 |
Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, said Monday that it was filing lawsuits against eight computer-system builders and resellers in California and six other states, accusing them of distributing counterfeit and unlicensed software and software components. The lawsuits follow similar action in November 2004 against eight dealers. Legal amendments in 2003 provide criminal and civil penalties for distributing software without authenticity certificates.
August 22, 1990 |
A roundup of business developments spotted by other publications. Items were compiled a nd edited by Grassroots Research, a unit of the San Francisco money management firm of RCM Capital Management. Disk Drive: Avis now rents Compaqs. In an agreement with LapStop Corp. of Salem, Mass., Avis rents laptop computers for about the same price (day or week) as a car. It also rents portable printers and fax machines. The service is available at five U.S.
April 10, 1996
* Michael Wentink has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of Taylor Woodrow, a Laguna Hills home builder. He has been with the company since 1992 as chief financial officer. Before that, he was chief financial officer for Newport Pacific Group, a Newport Beach-based real estate conglomerate.