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TechWeb: Microsoft: Does Stay Mean Go?

Jun 22, 2000, 00:16 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Mosquera, Barbara Darrow)

"An unexpected stay order by the Microsoft trial judge allows the software giant to continue what appears to be business as usual without court-ordered restrictions. But some believe the judge's decision and the unfavorable publicity from two years of trial proceedings have already tempered some of Microsoft's (stock: MSFT) behavior."

"The glaring spotlight on Microsoft has given competitors greater freedom to undertake new business development initiatives, said George Washington University law professor William Kovacic."

"Others don't think Microsoft has sustained injury. "If Microsoft had shown any damage, others would have swooped in," said Chris Le Tocq, analyst at the Gartner Group. Until there are some real changes put in place, it is unlikely there will be much in actual response from competitors, he said."

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