You Win Some and You Lose Some
Pen computer concern Go Corp., which folded its tent years ago after Microsoft entered the market, lost an anti-trust suit claiming that Microsoft used its market control to steer developers away from doing business with Go.
Years after it went under, Go's founder bought back the rights to his company just so he could squeeze some cash out of Redmond. This is nearly the same tactic that former Novell chief Ray Noorda used to sue Microsoft for squashing DR-DOS -- except that Noorda won!
While a federal judge decided that Go waited too long to sue, the European Union keeps on needling and needling Microsoft. Despite previous record fines, EU cops are about to pull out their ticket books again and demand more money, claiming that Redmond violated an EU order two years ago. We'll just have to see how much the EU charges this time around.
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/06/2006 at 1:15 PM