Stories by Bob Trott

MS/DOJ: Microsoft files appeal

Microsoft officials yesterday appealed a federal judge's ruling that the company violated US antitrust laws, saying the government's case was rife with mistakes, and the proposed remedy -- breaking the software giant into two companies -- is excessive, given the evidence presented during the trial.

Antitrust Battle Rages On

The U.S. Department of Justice late Tuesday asked the judge to send the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case straight to the Supreme Court, bringing to a close a day of furious legal back-and-forth.

MS/DOJ - How far will Microsoft decision reach?

As the Microsoft antitrust smoke clears, the high-tech industry is debating whether this week's remedies judgment solely punishes Microsoft for its own crimes or signals an era of increased government scrutiny of the IT industry.

Antitrust Battle Continues

Microsoft Corp. officials on Tuesday appealed a
federal judge's ruling that the company violated U.S. antitrust laws, saying
the government's case was rife with mistakes, and the proposed remedy --
breaking the software giant into two companies -- is excessive, given the
evidence presented during the trial.

UPDATE: Antitrust Battle Continues

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday filed an appeal to a federal judge's ruling that it violated U.S. antitrust laws, and said the proposed remedy -- breaking the software giant into two firms -- is too excessive given the evidence presented during the trial.

MS/DOJ: How far will Microsoft decision reach?

As the Microsoft antitrust smoke clears, the high-tech industry is debating whether this week's remedies judgment solely punishes Microsoft for its own crimes or signals an era of increased government scrutiny of the IT industry.

Microsoft Rethinks Server Pricing

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that it is rewriting its licensing terms for server applications in an effort to broaden the products' appeal among Internet users.

How Far Will Microsoft Decision Reach?

As the Microsoft Corp. antitrust smoke clears, the high-tech industry is debating whether this week's remedies judgment solely punishes Microsoft for its own crimes or signals an era of increased government scrutiny of the IT industry.

UPDATE 2: Microsoft Breakup Ordered

The day after the anniversary of the Allies' invasion of Normandy has turned into a D-Day of sorts for Microsoft Corp., as the federal judge who found the software giant guilty of violating U.S. antitrust laws ordered it broken in two on Wednesday.

Breakup Order

The federal judge who found Microsoft Corp. guilty of violating U.S. antitrust laws ordered the software giant broken in two on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Microsoft Breakup Ordered

The day after the anniversary of the Allies' invasion of Normandy turned into a D-Day of sorts for Microsoft Corp., as the federal judge who found the software giant guilty of violating U.S. antitrust laws ordered it broken in two on Wednesday.

No MS Decision This Week, Judge Adds Filings Round

With a breakup of Microsoft Corp. hanging in the balance, the federal judge who holds the software giant's fate in his hands will not issue a final punishment this week, instead giving the company and the U.S. Department of Justice another chance to plead their cases.

Microsoft Calls DOJ Proposal 'Defective'

Microsoft Corp. took its final shot Wednesday before a federal judge releases his plan to punish the software giant for its antitrust transgressions -- punishment that likely will include a breakup of the company.