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LA Times: Microsoft May Be Testing the Limits Again

May 11, 2000, 06:17 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stanley Holmes)

[ Thanks to Paul Eggert for this link. ]

"Microsoft Corp. is relentlessly pursuing supremacy in the market for delivery of audio and video over the Internet, engaging in aggressive tactics similar to the kind that caused the Justice Department to sue the company for breaking antitrust laws, experts say."

"Antitrust experts see parallels between Microsoft's conduct against Netscape Communications in the browser wars and its attempts to establish its software as the standard for what company executives say is the biggest thing since the Internet. Microsoft officials say they are not doing anything wrong."

"'Digital media is one of the key features customers look for when selecting an operating system, whether that be from Apple, Be, Linux or Microsoft,' said Will Poole, vice president of Microsoft's Digital Media Division. 'Our new Windows Media Player is the result of the multimedia innovations we've offered in Windows since 1990.'"

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