Tech Industry

Microsoft heavily courted

The Netscape suit triggers a snippy back-and-forth between the software titan and AOL. Meanwhile, a nonprofit says the DOJ hasn't spilled all the beans about the settlement.

Netscape finally gets around to suing Microsoft for damages caused by the browser wars, registering its chagrin over the Justice Department settlement and triggering a snippy back-and-forth between the software juggernaut and Netscape parent AOL Time Warner. Meanwhile, a nonprofit antitrust research group says Microsoft and the DOJ haven't yet spilled all the beans about the settlement. Microsoft fires back at AOL
update Saying "AOL can't have it both ways," the company files a brief alleging the media giant has been withholding information while lobbying for a settlement remedy.
January 24, 2002 
Microsoft, DOJ disclosure lawsuit filed
update A nonprofit antitrust group files a lawsuit alleging the software maker and the DOJ violated federal law by not disclosing all information related to settlement negotiations.
January 24, 2002 
Netscape pushing for penalties
news analysis What the company's lawsuit against Microsoft makes resoundingly clear is that it believes the Justice Department didn't go far enough.
January 23, 2002 
Industry says ho-hum to Netscape suit
High-tech lobbyists issue a collective yawn as the AOL Time Warner unit sues Microsoft for damage done in the 1990s browser wars. Even rabid Microsoft basher Sun is mum.
January 22, 2002 
AOL's Netscape sues Microsoft
update The Netscape division of AOL Time Warner files suit against Microsoft, claiming harm from the software giant's business practices during the browser wars of the 1990s.
January 22, 2002