“The Justice Department described as ‘inaccurate’ a news report
today indicating the government had decided to break up Microsoft,
although it stepped away from providing details about ongoing
negotiations with the company.
Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona responded to a
story in today’s USA Today indicating government lawyers had
reached a consensus on splitting Microsoft into at least two
companies. … ‘The story is inaccurate in many respects. It does
not accurately represent our view,’ she said.
Talamona, however, did not go so far as to say government
lawyers had not reached a consensus or planned to break up the
Redmond, Wash.-based software maker. She also declined to
specify the exact inaccuracies.”