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March 23, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Autodesk Inc., a maker of computer design software for engineers and architects, said the Federal Trade Commission has ended an investigation of the company's business practices without filing charges. For two years, the FTC examined whether San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk configured its AutoCAD computer-aided design software to sabotage rival Visio Corp.'s IntelliCADD software. Seattle-based Visio was acquired by Microsoft Corp. earlier this year for about $1.5 billion in stock.
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July 3, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Willamette Industries Inc.'s chief executive was unseated from the lumber-and-paper maker's board when a slate backing rival Weyerhaeuser Co. and its $7.18-billion hostile bid won election. CEO Duane McDougall and two outside directors were ousted from the nine-member board when the trio supporting Weyerhaeuser, the third-biggest lumber and paper maker, won 44.1% of Willamette's shares, while the incumbents won 42.7%. Federal Way, Wash.
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September 16, 1999 | From Reuters
In its largest acquisition to date, Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday that it agreed to buy Visio Corp., a maker of technical drawing software, for $1.3 billion in stock. Under the agreement, Seattle-based Visio would become a division within Microsoft's business-productivity group, which includes the Office suite of products, the software giant's biggest and most profitable business line.
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January 14, 2008 | Stuart Glascock, Times Staff Writer
If there were a list of the geekiest landmarks to visit in Seattle, RE-PC would be near the top. It's the place that old computers go to die. Most are disassembled for parts, stripped down like wrecked cars at a junkyard. Some are recycled. But a select few escape. They make it to a tidy room in the corner of the folksy high-tech salvage shop. That's the site of the RE-PC Computer Museum.
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