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InfoWorld: Microsoft defends itself against judge's harsh ruling

Nov 06, 1999, 06:29 (14 Talkback[s])
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"Undaunted by a federal judge's harsh words calling Microsoft a monopoly that unfairly crushes potential competition, and harms consumers as a result, company officials Friday proclaimed innocence and vowed to press on with efforts to clear the company's name."

"Microsoft's focus on innovation and meeting customers' needs and demand has been twisted by the U.S. Department of Justice and high-tech rivals into anti-competitive, monopolistic behavior, Chairman and CEO Bill Gates said at a news conference an hour after Jackson's ruling was made public."

"The question is, can a successful American company continue to improve products for the benefit of its consumers? That's precisely what Microsoft did," Gates said."

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