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Microsoft watches and waits

roundup Software maker gives the feds ammunition in their case against Oracle. Also: Is the EU's impending antitrust decision on Microsoft too little, too late?

roundup Microsoft gives the Justice Department ammunition in the feds' case against Oracle. Also: Is the EU's impending antitrust decision on Microsoft too little, too late?


Executives at the software giant give U.S. antitrust authorities a sworn statement that could help the government's effort to block Oracle's bid to buy PeopleSoft, attorneys familiar with the case say.
March 8, 2004


As the European Union considers restrictions aimed at preventing Microsoft from unfairly using its dominance in PC OSes to gain control of the market for multimedia software, some say the war has already moved on.
March 8, 2004


The European Commission denies a statement by Microsoft that EU regulators had approved a business practice that Japanese antitrust authorities later investigated as illegal.
March 8, 2004


The latest variant of the mass-mailing Sober worm masquerades as an official Microsoft patch for the MyDoom worm.
March 8, 2004

previous coverage

In a preliminary decision, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidates Eolas' claim to browser technology central to its multimillion-dollar case against Microsoft.
March 5, 2004


The upgrade of the server OS is expected before the arrival of Longhorn. Chairman Bill Gates first mentioned the change in plans during an interview with CNET News.com.
March 5, 2004