October 29, 1991 |
Firms Back Miniature PC Design: Phoenix Technologies announced that it had licensed software from Microsoft and Lotus Development as part of an effort to develop a standard design for a new class of inexpensive, lightweight IBM-compatible personal computers.
July 24, 1998 |
A onetime Microsoft Corp. executive told a Senate panel Thursday that his former employer is trying to "create obstacles to the freedom and openness of the Internet" by "breaking" rival software products. Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rob Glaser, chief executive of RealNetworks Inc.
August 20, 1997 |
Broadening its scrutiny of Microsoft Corp., the Justice Department said Tuesday that it is reviewing the software giant's proposed $150-million investment in Apple Computer Inc. and its stake in three smaller companies. The government wants to find out if some of Microsoft's latest deals may be stifling competition in the high-tech business, violating an earlier agreement.
June 12, 2000 |
Two major conferences took place last week for people who write the computer programs that help drive the technology economy, and it was fitting that they were a continent apart. In Orlando, Fla., at an annual event for developers of programs to run on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems, Bill Gates told 11,000 attendees that Microsoft would spend $2 billion to spur the design of new applications.
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June 5, 1999 |
Federal and state authorities seized several Los Angeles County homes valued at more than $4 million and arrested eight people this week on suspicion of money laundering and running the nation's largest Microsoft counterfeiting scheme. Atul Sowmitra Dhurandhur, 51, and his wife, Mamta, 44, both of Palos Verdes, are accused of running a $56-million piracy ring that authorities say may have shipped at least 15,000 fake software disks a month worldwide since 1996.
May 16, 2000 |
Charged with enabling easy access for computer viruses such as the "Love Bug," Microsoft Corp. is altering its popular Outlook e-mail software to prevent users from running any "executable" program attachments, good or bad. As an additional safeguard, any time a computer program attempts to access Outlook's address book or tries to send e-mail via Outlook, users will receive a warning and will be urged not to allow it.