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Ballmer and Gates: Here's why we're not breaking up Microsoft

Nov 18, 2010, 01:34 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Bishop)

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"But then there was the question from a man who described himself as "another frustrated shareholder for more years than I care to admit." After citing the share price and conceding Microsoft's core product strength, he asked, "Maybe we have the model wrong. ... Is it time to consider breaking this company up?"

"It was more than an idle question, given that Goldman Sachs proposed essentially the same thing last month. Ballmer and Bill Gates, who both fought to keep the company intact during the company's antitrust era, find themselves defending their integrated model once again, but this time in front of the company's shareholders."

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