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May 5, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
The Technology Network, or TechNet, Silicon Valley's political lobbying arm, has named Roberta Katz, former general counsel for Netscape Communications, to replace outgoing President Reed Hastings. TechNet pursues a bipartisan, pro-technology industry agenda.
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June 14, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
"Trade association" or "political action committee" tends to bring to mind powerful cabals pursuing narrow goals by cajoling, bullying or buying enough influence in Washington to win tax breaks or other favors that enhance their members' wealth. But could an industry group break this mold and perform a socially valuable role by defining its goals more broadly--the creation and sustenance of a new economic model?
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BUSINESS
June 14, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
"Trade association" or "political action committee" tends to bring to mind powerful cabals pursuing narrow goals by cajoling, bullying or buying enough influence in Washington to win tax breaks or other favors that enhance their members' wealth. But could an industry group break this mold and perform a socially valuable role by defining its goals more broadly--the creation and sustenance of a new economic model?
BUSINESS
May 5, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER
The Technology Network, or TechNet, Silicon Valley's political lobbying arm, has named Roberta Katz, former general counsel for Netscape Communications, to replace outgoing President Reed Hastings. TechNet pursues a bipartisan, pro-technology industry agenda.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1999 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As America Online begins to absorb Internet software pioneer Netscape Communications, it finds itself acquiring a company that has already lost many key employees to Silicon Valley competitors. Despite AOL's efforts to retain the best and brightest, many more defections are expected in the coming weeks--raising questions about AOL's long-term benefit from its $10.2-billion acquisition of a company built on engineering talent.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Netscape Communications Corp. said a federal judge dismissed all of Wang Global's patent claims against Netscape and America Online Inc., saying Wang's software is "generically and fundamentally different" from Internet browsers and related technology. Wang Global, a computer-services company, sued Mountain View-based Netscape and Dulles, Va.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Netscape Communications Corp. said a federal judge dismissed all of Wang Global's patent claims against Netscape and America Online Inc., saying Wang's software is "generically and fundamentally different" from Internet browsers and related technology. Wang Global, a computer-services company, sued Netscape and AOL in October for patent infringement, alleging that it has a 10-year-old patent that gives it rights to some of the technology used in Web browsers.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1998 | GREG MILLER
Gov. Pete Wilson's online shopping skills were a little wimpy during a demonstration at the first meeting of the newly formed Electronic Commerce Advisory Council last week. Wilson looked on passively as executives from Excite Inc. and eToys Inc. helped him order a Touch n Crawl Mickey doll over the Internet as a gift for a staff member's baby.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1996 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war between Microsoft Corp. and Netscape Communications Corp. for control over Internet software escalated this week as attorneys for the two companies exchanged sharply worded letters and Netscape sought to draw the Justice Department into the fray. A letter dated July 30 from Microsoft senior corporate attorney Robert W.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lead attorney for Microsoft Corp. on Thursday challenged the government's claim that the software giant sought to illegally divide the Internet software market with archrival Netscape Communications Corp. Using e-mails, company memos and other evidence, Microsoft lawyer John Warden elicited increasingly testy responses from Netscape Chief Executive James Barksdale, as he pressed his cross-examination of the government's star witness for a third day in the antitrust case.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1999 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As America Online begins to absorb Internet software pioneer Netscape Communications, it finds itself acquiring a company that has already lost many key employees to Silicon Valley competitors. Despite AOL's efforts to retain the best and brightest, many more defections are expected in the coming weeks--raising questions about AOL's long-term benefit from its $10.2-billion acquisition of a company built on engineering talent.
BUSINESS
November 14, 1997 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate who gained prominence 30 years ago by taking on General Motors Corp., on Thursday targeted a new economic power for the 1990s--Microsoft Corp. In an unusual two-day conference, called "Appraising Microsoft and Its Global Strategy," which was likened to a 1960s sit-in, Nader said the software giant must be stopped from taking over the information age.
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