States shore up pitch to extend Microsoft oversight

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| A number of states including California and New York filed legal briefs
| Friday supporting their earlier request to extend the government's
| restrictive antitrust oversight of Microsoft Corp.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...D&siteid=yhoof

Microsoft Chairman Sells 2M Shares

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| Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Sells 2 Million Shares
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http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071116/micro...ions.html?.v=1


Related:

Will Microsoft follow European open source edict worldwide?

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| The Guangzhou Daily in southern China, near Hong Kong, reports the company
| has not yet agreed to fulfill the conditions of its European agreement in
| China. Â*
|
| [...]
|
| China just recently passed an anti-trust law, the paper writes, which is not
| yet in effect, and Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd. did not tell the paper when or
| if it would release the code outside Europe. Â*
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1620


Chinese antitrust law said to be imminent

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| Because of their products’ large market shares in China, companies like
| Microsoft, Intel, and Kodak are among those with obvious reason to be
| watching these developments closely. Â*
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http://legalpad.blogs.fortune.com/20...o-be-imminent/


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| In 2005, a unit of Shenzhen Donjin countersued, saying Intel engaged
| in monopolistic practices.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070514/china...ment.html?.v=7


Korean software firm sues Microsoft

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| According to Korean newspaper Chosun, the US software mammoth has been
| accused of causing a loss in sales revenue estimated at W30bn (US$1=W918)
| because the firm's Windows operating system comes pre-loaded with a media
| player and instant messaging.
|
| Seoul Central District Court confirmed yesterday that Digito was suing
| Microsoft in the US and Korea, claiming that the software giant had violated
| the Fair Trade Act since 2000.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10...ues_microsoft/


Office May Be Microsoft's Next Antitrust Battlefield

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| My take from the cheap seats: Keep an eye on the Windows fight if you like,
| but the Office game is where you'll be seeing the most action. Players are
| already trash-talking about office document formats. Â*
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59630.html


Corrupt countries were more likely to support the OOXML document format

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| Is this just a random coincidence? The median of the CPI index of the above
| mentioned 70 countries is 3.95. Of the most corrupted half (CPI index less
| than 3.95) 23 or 77% voted for approval (approval or approval with comments)
| and 7 or 23% for disapproval; 5 abstained. Of the least corrupted half (CPI
| index more than 3.95) 13 or 54% voted for approval and 11 or 46% voted for
| disapproval; 11 abstained - see the table below.
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http://www.effi.org/blog/kai-2007-09-05.en.html


Microsoft accused of more OOXML standards fiddling

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| However the 11 new countries are refusing to say how they will vote. These
| include Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ecuador, Jamaica, Lebanon, Malta, Pakistan,
| Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela. Most people seem to think
| that these have been put there by Vole to make sure the standard gets pushed
| through.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=42106


Microsoft’s secretive standards orgs in Former Yugoslavia

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| Croatian laws keep its national body’s votes secret, so the only way for the
| Croatian public to find out how the process went would be if a board member
| illegally leaked information out of CSI. This is, of course, unlikely to
| happen. And the Serbian national standardization body is not officially
| formed, so those two votes were easy for Microsoft, and probably not only
| ones around the globe.
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...ml.html?page=1