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Microsoft's many irons in the fire

With the federal antitrust trial looming, the software giant pursues interactive TV, gaming and other markets.

 

  latest developments 

With the federal antitrust trial looming, the software giant pursues interactive TV, gaming and other markets.

"The feeling was there was a near-term opportunity to have this settled."

- Walter Winnitzki, analyst with Chase Hambrecht & Quist.

 


Analysts say settlement possible in trial
The software giant could Microsoft's day in court soon settle the antitrust case brought against it by the Justice Department, analysts say after meeting with Microsoft's chief financial officer.

Microsoft quits trade group
Embittered over a decision by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) to side with the government in the antitrust trial and other issues, Microsoft leaves the group.

Microsoft to enhance interactive TV offerings
update The software giant announces an alliance with NDS, an interactive television software provider, as it looks to gain an edge in the crowded TV services market.

AMD, Nvidia chips said to power Microsoft game box
Graphics chip maker Nvidia and processor maker AMD likely will be the chips inside a game console prototype Microsoft soon will unveil, although questions remain over what will make this system different from a PC.

Windows CE boasts new email features
Microsoft unveils more new features of its upcoming Pocket PC operating system as it looks to loosen Palm's grip on the handheld market.