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.
October 27, 1999 |
In a move that acknowledges the soaring importance of technology in the U.S. economy and the stock market, Microsoft Inc. and Intel Corp. are being added to the Dow Jones industrial average. Also joining the world's best known stock index, effective Monday, will be phone giant SBC Communications and retailer Home Depot. The newcomers will replace three "smokestack" stocks--Chevron, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Union Carbide--plus old-line retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the 30-stock index.
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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.
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.
December 7, 1997 |
"Why are we at Microsoft?" bellowed Microsoft Corp.'s billionaire Executive Vice President Steve Ballmer to a crowd of 9,000 employees packed into the Kingdome, Seattle's indoor stadium. "For the money!" he screamed. "Show me the money!" The crowd responded with a roar: "Show me the money!" The annual company meeting, a revivalist celebration held this fall to mark another year of record-breaking profits for the software company and its stock-wielding employees, was classic Microsoft.
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.