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CBSMarketWatch: Microsoft decision means innovation

Nov 08, 1999, 00:36 (6 Talkback[s])
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"With his monopoly ruling, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson effectively put Microsoft, the software giant, on alert. He also opened the gates for up-and-coming Internet companies to forge ahead with innovations, a technology venture capitalist told CBS MarketWatch."

[ Q&A with George Zachary, general partner with technology venture capital firm Mohr, Davidow Ventures ]

"CBSMW: Are you at all surprised by the judge's ruling?

Zachary: I am pleasantly surprised. I did not think that Microsoft would actually be found to have monopoly power by the government just because they've done such a great job presenting and putting together their case.

At the same time there are a lot of other interesting companies such as America Online (AOL: news, msgs) and Amazon (AMZN: news, msgs) that have weakened Microsoft's power. And I've been telling people the last six months: Microsoft has been at its peak."

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