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February 8, 1998 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During early-morning workouts on a treadmill in his Palo Alto home, Jim Barksdale likes to watch videos from a PBS series called "The Great Commanders." Running in place, he chases the histories of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte and Ulysses S. Grant. An hour or so later, he arrives for work at Netscape Communications Corp., where he begins his daily pursuit of the great commanders of another age: Andy Grove, Larry Ellison and Bill Gates.
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April 19, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
In an industry whose management ranks swell with youthful prodigies, it can be hard to find someone with the business acumen and experience to channel the often-brilliant but sometimes goofy impulses of the twentysomething architects of the Internet. Jim Barksdale, chief executive of Netscape Communications until its acquisition last month by America Online, and former CEO of AT&T Wireless Services and COO of FedEx, is one such parental figure.
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BUSINESS
April 19, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
In an industry whose management ranks swell with youthful prodigies, it can be hard to find someone with the business acumen and experience to channel the often-brilliant but sometimes goofy impulses of the twentysomething architects of the Internet. Jim Barksdale, chief executive of Netscape Communications until its acquisition last month by America Online, and former CEO of AT&T Wireless Services and COO of FedEx, is one such parental figure.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1998 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During early-morning workouts on a treadmill in his Palo Alto home, Jim Barksdale likes to watch videos from a PBS series called "The Great Commanders." Running in place, he chases the histories of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte and Ulysses S. Grant. An hour or so later, he arrives for work at Netscape Communications Corp., where he begins his daily pursuit of the great commanders of another age: Andy Grove, Larry Ellison and Bill Gates.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Barksdale to Leave AT&T Wireless Services: James L. Barksdale, chief executive of AT&T Wireless Services (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications), will step down from the helm of the cellular giant to take over the top spot at Mountain View, Calif., start-up Netscape Communications, AT&T announced. Barksdale, who left the No. 2 spot at Federal Express to become president of McCaw in 1991, was unhappy with AT&T's $11.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2002 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a series of stern warnings Tuesday, the judge in the Microsoft antitrust trial admonished the nine states suing the software giant not to use the trial to establish new antitrust charges. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said the purpose of the proceedings was to determine only what penalties Microsoft Corp. should face for its antitrust violations, not to expand the case with new charges. "The plaintiffs are marching down a new liability path," Kollar-Kotelly said.
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November 21, 2002 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Rock music still rumbles down the halls of America Online headquarters, but the mood inside the offices of the Internet giant seems closer to the blues. AOL Chief Executive Jonathan Miller, who has been on the job three months, already has imposed a decidedly more somber, business-like approach in the Internet division of AOL Time Warner Inc. This week he laid off 90 employees in AOL's ad sales divisions in Dulles, Va., and New York.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1996 | Michael A. Hiltzik
Netscape versus Microsoft. Navigator versus Explorer. Internet versus Intranet. Those were the topics last week as Netscape Communications Corp. Chief Executive James L. Barksdale delivered the keynote speech at the Internet Commerce Expo in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2002 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN and SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Company directors unhappy with AOL Time Warner Inc. Chairman Stephen M. Case appear to lack the support needed to oust him at Thursday's regularly scheduled board meeting, people close to several directors said Tuesday. Vice Chairman Ted Turner, the largest individual shareholder and thus the biggest loser in AOL Time Warner's ongoing stock slide, has indicated he would support removing Case but does not plan to spearhead such an effort, one source close to him said.
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