Microsoft makes open source concessions

Oct. 23, 2007
Microsoft makes open source concessions
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Todd Bishop supplements the Seattle P-I’s regular Microsoft coverage with this online journal.

”Microsoft has made a series of concessions in its European antitrust case and agreed to drop its appeal of the European Commission’s landmark 2004 antitrust ruling, according to reports out of Brussels this morning. Here are some of the initial details, gleaned from the prepared remarks of Neelie Kroes, the European competition commissioner.”

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Intuit launches mid-market channel program
Tech Target
Barbara Darrow reports new program for mid-market companies will make QuickBooks for Enterprise a viable alternative to Sage.

“The company, long a leader in accounting software for consumers and very small businesses, says there is a huge audience of larger companies–those with 20 to 500 employees–that is not addressed by those pricier wares.”

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Giving away the music to sell the show
Turbo Blog
Todd Watson is in his 15th year with IBM. He began his career working on two software magazines, for which he wrote on a variety of business technology topics before joining IBM’s Internet division in 1995.

”Chris Anderson talked about his groundbreaking book “The Long Tail,” about the economics (and disruption) being created by the power and reach of the Internet, about rock band Radiohead’s recent attempt to master its own destiny without the assistance of a major record label by going direct to consumers, and much, much more.“

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