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How will the verdict hit the MS stock price?

MS on Trial Microsoft's investors know very well that the company will not be able to make nearly as much money with its conduct closely monitored by the DoJ and Judge Jackson. A restrained Microsoft may therefore find itself unable to produce that little bit of extra revenue to "beat the Street" (financial analysts love this of course, and may well conspire to help achieve it).
Anon, 08 2000
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Bill Gates dismisses Judge Jackson's ruling

MS on Trial When Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates enacted his entry procession into the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday, flanked by both US Senators from his home state, both glowing with pride, the tedious liturgical airs of this exercise only accentuated our impression of a man severely out of touch.
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The fat judge sings: will the Supremes kick in?

MS on Trial Taking a seize-the-bull-by-the-horns approach, Judge Jackson says: "Microsoft officials have recently been quoted publicly to the effect that the company has done nothing wrong' and that it will be vindicated on appeal. He "is well aware that there is a substantial body of public opinion, some of it rational, that holds to a similar view. It is time to put that assertion to the test. If true, then an appellate tribunal should be given early opportunity to confirm it as promptly as possible, and to abort any remedial measures before they have become irreversible as a practical matter."
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How will the verdict hit the MS stock price?

MS on Trial Microsoft's investors know very well that the company will not be able to make nearly as much money with its conduct closely monitored by the DoJ and Judge Jackson. A restrained Microsoft may therefore find itself unable to produce that little bit of extra revenue to "beat the Street" (financial analysts love this of course, and may well conspire to help achieve it).
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Breakup it is – judge signs off DoJ MS proposal

MS on Trial Where were you when you heard about the Final Judgement on Microsoft? Yes, it was one of those moments in history.
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Timna mobos spotted in Taipei

Computex 2000 Several manufacturers are exhibiting Timna motherboard units at their suites in the Grand Hyatt next to the Computex Trade Fair.
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AMD Slot A death threatens stock crunch

Computex 2000 Motherboard manufacturers are performing a difficult juggling act during the rapid phase out of Slot A in favour of Socket A for the AMD Athlon and are putting pressure on the chip maker to keep on making the parts.
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CallNet 0800 stands ground on FRIACO

CallNet 0800 has confirmed it will not be ditching its telephony-based net access model despite earlier reports claiming it may be "forced to change its entire business model".
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Amex sets debt collectors on ex-Boo staff

Former Boo.com staff are slowly discovering how much they have been shafted by their ex-bosses.
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Tories elect Net to save Pound

William Hague dropped in to a hi-tech London venue yesterday to launch an online petition to save the British Pound.
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Intel: “Buy your mobos from someone else”

When we asked an Intel Europe spokesman a couple of days ago which mobo he recommended we use for our 750MHz Coppermine processor now that Cape Cod has gone to that great fishmonger in the sky, his response was interesting:
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Online flirting will send you straight to hell

Flirting online is the devil's work and akin to flesh and blood adultery, the Catholic Church has declared.
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lastminute.com in CWAP deal

lastminute.com is to offer its just-in-the-nick-of-time bucket services to Continental Wireless Application Protocol (CWAP) mobile phone users.
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Cheaper TFT screens on the way

NatSemi and Samsung are working together on the development of thinner, lighter displays for notebook PCs which the companies claim will eventually replace traditional desktop monitors.
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101 jobs go in dog-eat-dog dotcom world

The "sudden collapse of confidence in worldwide dotcom sector" has been blamed for the loss of 101 jobs in Northern Ireland.
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Kewill buys US systems integrator

London-based systems integrator Kewill Systems has bought US group EVCOR for $45.5 million (30.2 million pounds) in cash and stock.
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Oftel kicks butt

Oftel has banged the heads together of a number of telcos and hardware suppliers after they failed to agree to technical guidelines for unbundling the local loop.
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Dixons buys a piece of Sugar's e-m@iler

Dixons Group has bought 20 per cent of Amserve -the Amstrad subsidiary responsible for the "E-m@iler"machine.
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Gates: 'I could have saved MS if I'd taken the stand'

MS on Trial The extent to which Bill Gates does not get it became even more abundantly clear this morning, when he suggested on ABC's Good Morning America that if he'd made a personal appearance at the trial, it all could have been different. Tom Lehrer gave up satire when Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize and frankly, we begin to grasp how he felt.
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Intel ATA driver makes PC run like the clappers

Now I realise you Reg regulars believe that us vultures have a serious and radical down on whatever it is that Intel is doing. But this could not be further from the truth.
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MS ships Love Bug patch – do you feel lucky?

Microsoft finally shipped the Outlook 'Love Bug' patch today, and from the sound of it the delay in getting it out has allowed time for a climb down from the original 'take them out and shoot them' approach.