Microsoft, Redmond (Wash.)
Chronology: The First 25 Years
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- United States of America v. Microsoft
Corporation, [C.A. 98-1232 | State of New York, ex rel. Eliot
Spitzer, et al., v. Microsoft Corporation, C.A. 98-1233: Conclusions of Law
April 3, 2000]
The United States, nineteen individual states, and the District
of Columbia ("the plaintiffs") bring these
consolidated civil enforcement actions against defendant Microsoft
Corporation ("Microsoft") under the
Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. '' 1 and 2. The plaintiffs charge, in
essence, that Microsoft has waged an
unlawful campaign in defense of its monopoly position in the market for
operating systems designed to run on
Intel-compatible personal computers ("PCs").
- Seattle Times'
"Microsoft Trial Page"
- Microsoft Research
(incl. MS Cambridge)
- MS Education Home
MS Partners in Education [restricted access]
- The Gates Library Foundation is
dedicated to partnering with public libraries to bring access to
computers, the Internet, and digital information for patrons in low-income
communities in the United States and Canada.
- Microsoft Campus
- Microsoft Elsewhere
- Microsoft Network
"Slate" (Microsoft/Michael Kinsley)
- Bill Gates Personal Wealth
- City of Redmond (Wash.)
Microsoft & Geography:
Real Change: (Seattle's Homeless Newspaper)
Company sparks region's growth ; Seattle Times,
Business & Technology: Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Microsoft employees made an average base salary of $89,600 in 2001.
Including stock options and other benefits, they averaged $255,000, nearly
seven times the state average.
From 1990 to 2001, Microsoft was
responsible for more than a fourth
of King County's employment growth. [Dick Conway]
[Seattle Times, Feb.23, 2003]
Microsoft at midlife: Bill Gates' view of the future
Seattle Times, Feb 23, 2003; By Brier Dudley
on top of the industry," [market shares]
ST Feb 23, 2003
Monday, February 24, 2003
Microsoft CEO wants company to broaden its reach, burnish its
reputation [CEO Steve Balmer] ST Feb 24, 2003
By Brier Dudley
German city favors Linux over Microsoft
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, Thursday, November 28, 2002
Linux software will replace programs made by Microsoft Corp. at government
offices in Schwaebisch Hall as that German city seeks to save more than
$99,255 a year.
A clear victory for Microsoft: Judge approves antitrust settlement
Seattle PI, Saturday, November 2, 2002
By DAN RICHMAN AND CHARLES POPE
It was a clear victory for the Redmond company in its 4-year-old antitrust
suit. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly approved the deal reached
by Microsoft, the Justice Department and nine states, and delivered a
stinging rejection to nine other states that had sought harsher penalties
against the world's largest software maker.
- Reactions from rivals
- More legal battles loom
- Key players/a>
- What's next?
Microsoft seeks OK for Issaquah campus;
Seattle Times, January 13, 2002;
By Chris Solomon
The software behemoth plans 15 office buildings and 14 parking garages,
with nearly 3 million square feet of office space -- about equivalent to
two of Seattle's 76-story Bank of America Towers. Microsoft envisions
12,500 to 15,000 employees working there, according to its application for
a planning-level permit... [paper version also includes map]
Microsoft's unusual gift gives boost to
CS&E building campaign University of Washington Week, 18(3), Aug 16,
2001; By Rob Harrill
Microsoft Chairman and Chief
Software Architect Bill Gates
announced last week that the
company has given $7.2 million
toward a new building to house
the UW's nationally ranked
Department of Computer
Science & Engineering.
Alliance just the first of many?
Others may follow e-Bay to
Seattle Times, March 13, 2001; By Brier Dudley
Seattle Times technology reporter
Yesterday's announcement that
online auctioneer eBay will share
link their Web pages may be the first
high-profile alliances for Microsoft
this year as the
company shifts its Internet strategy
into high gear.
Cooling economy slows
Seattle Times, Saturday, March 10, 2001
By Brier Dudley
Microsoft, which bolstered the state's
previous slowdowns, will scale back
the next 18 months...
As part of a broad effort to cut
costs, the company will limit its job growth to 5 percent
or less from
the current level...
"Given the economic climate and
Microsoft's generally conservative approach, we
have a lower rate of increase
the next 18 months than we have in
That means the Redmond company would
at most hire 2,100 people over the next 18
months. By comparison, its work force has grown
by 2,830, or 7 percent, since its fiscal year began
in July and
grew by 7,595, or 24 percent, the
previous year. At
the end of February, it had 42,000
employees worldwide, including 22,000 in the
Puget Sound region.
Microsoft vacating space in Bellevue,
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Dec. 1, 2000
Microsoft will vacate a large collection of leased
office space in Bellevue, but observers say
conditions are so rare that they view the impending
vacancies as healthy for the market.
Microsoft, employees throw support to Gorton
Seattle Times, November 05, 2000; By John Hendren
Seattle Times, Washington bureau
Door always open for
Seattle Times, October 21, 2000; By Kristi Heim
Knight Ridder Newspapers
Only a year ago, Microsoft
was bemoaning the flood of employees to Internet
start-ups. Now that the dot-com bubble has burst, the company
is getting its revenge by hiring some of those same
Stock options that made Microsofties rich
are now their undoing
Unwise decisions and dropping share price are leaving some
Seattle PI, Friday, October 20, 2000
By DAN RICHMAN
The same Microsoft stock options that made thousands of
employees rich are now driving some of them into debt...
Larry Feinstein, a bankruptcy lawyer in Seattle, said he has six
Microsoft employees going through Chapter 13...
The six all incurred their debt through
option-related financial missteps, he said.
Start-up secures $7.5 million
funding; might be competitor to
Seattle Times, October 17, 2000; By Paul Andrews
The Seattle start-up yesterday
funding of $7.5 million, led by
Ignition, a Bellevue
Internet "incubator" and start-up in
its own right. The
connection goes back to
Microsoft. Avogadro Chief
Executive Thomas Reardon worked
Windows and Internet strategies with
co-founder Brad Silverberg, the
Microsoft's Windows 95 and Internet
Last train to Ellensburg: a
Seattle Times, October 16, 2000; by James Vesely,
You visit Ellensburg today and you are visiting
Stockton 10 years ago. That's why the
first reports of cross-pass commuters from Kittitas
County to the gold fields of Redmond, North Bend,
Issaquah and Seattle are greeted with intense
Microsoft plans huge new office complex
Seattle PI, Wednesday, October 4, 2000, By LEWIS KAMB
ISSAQUAH -- Microsoft Corp. executives unveiled plans
last night for an expansive new office complex they intend
to build here -- a set of buildings across 800,000 square
feet that may mark the beginning of a new corporate campus
that could one day rival the company's Redmond
Microsoft expected to unveil
plans for new Issaquah campus
Seattle Times, September 22, 2000, By Luke Timmerman
In discussions with city staff, the
software giant has
outlined ideas for a 150-acre site in
Highlands to house 12,000 employees.
complex would have numerous four- and
buildings, built in phases, totaling
about 3 million
Microsoft close to unveiling its plans
How will software company fit in? The Issaquah Press, Sept.20, 2000,
by Stacy Goodman
As is typical for Microsoft, the company has not released drawings or any
other information about the project, for fear it would be
published, ... City staff has had to repeatedly drive to
Microsoft's architect in Seattle to look at the plans.
"It's been a challenge to get them to understand the difference between
the vision for Issaquah Highlands versus what exists on the
The biggest difference is that Microsoft's Redmond campus isn't part of
"This is going to be right next to the town center for Issaquah
Microsoft adjusting its course
after a triumphant
September 3, 2000,
by Paul Andrews
Seattle Times technology reporter
When Bill Gates
and Paul Allen
25 years ago - an
at a rousing
Tuesday at Safeco
Field - they faced a
A few good plugs for
Microsoft? Start 'em up!
June 16, 2000; by Kay McFadden / Times Staff Columnist
We want to help Microsoft. And we need
you. No, really. It's not like our region's
prime economic engine can't use the assistance.
Microsoft may seem impervious to slings
from the feds and jeers from the mob and
customers, but you have only to watch its
commercials to know the company is in a
Microsoft wooed by another foreign suitor:
Despite B.C. offer, company plans to stay in U.S.,
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, Saturday, June 3, 2000;
By DAN RICHMAN
Where does Microsoft want to go today?
Nowhere, it says. It will stay in the United States and face
whatever antitrust remedy the American legal system dishes
But the Redmond software company, dogged by the Justice
Department for more than 10 years and now threatened with
corporate dismemberment, does have other choices.
- Geopolitics of
Microsoft [Stratfor Analysis, May 1, 2000]
...the breakup of Microsoft could be a setback for the United
States abroad. An unintended consequence of the company's
success has been the way it has
magnified American power overseas, from the
cultural sphere to the dominance of information....
Enormous wealth, pent-up demand on Eastside Seattle Times, March
8, 2000; by Elizabeth Rhodes
"What we're finding with the Microsoft buyer," says
Fortier, "is if
they can afford to buy (a starter home)
initially, and a lot of them
cannot, they buy a $250,000 house."
But when they trade in that first house, it's
not for a $350,000
house as the previous move-up group might
have done. The
Microsoft buyer exercises stock options.
"They go to a $900,000
The rumor's here ... but that's all
The Sun, March 5, 2000, By Christopher Dunagan, Sun Staff
The Microsoft story is going
strong, but the software giant
is nowhere to be seen.
"Microsoft." The name has been whispered on
ferries and in public meetings.
"Microsoft. Coming to Kitsap County."
Microsoft executive Pete
Higgins won't return
Seattle Times, December 21, 1999,
by Jay Greene
Pete Higgins, a high-ranking
Microsoft executive on leave for the past year, won't
return to the software giant.
Instead, Higgins will team with three
other high-powered Seattle technology
executives to launch a company next year that will
provide management and strategy consulting to
the area's tech start-ups.
Microsoft Temps Organize Into Bargaining Unit
Labor: Group hoping for improved benefits signs a
petition seeking representation by local union.
Seattle Times (?), June 4, 1999. By LESLIE HELM, Times Staff Writer
SEATTLE--In a groundbreaking move that could help
shape labor relations in the
rapidly growing high-tech sector, a group of 16
temporary employees at Microsoft
have organized as a bargaining unit and signed a
petition asking a local union to
- Special Seattle
Times Page on Microsoft Trial
Remaking Microsoft (Microsoft 2.0) Business Week Cover May 17, 1999.
Revenues and profits are rising
at a 30% clip. Income per employee is an enviable $257,000,
vs. an average $17,000 for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock
index. And the company has gone on a spending spree,
investing in or gobbling up 92 companies in the past five
years. Still, it has $22 billion in cash--more than any
corporation in the U.S.
Big-house building boom: County's
trend reflects mega-wealth of '90s;
Seattle Times, May 10, 1999; by Peyton Whitely
"Once they were mansions.
the Seattle area is going
through its biggest mega-house splurge ever, reflecting wealth
accumulation that hasn't been seen since the turn of the last
century. ... The largest by far is Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates'
48,160-square-foot Medina home, with 20
rooms and 18 full baths. The others include a
28,000-square-foot house in Shoreline and two more in Medina - one at
nearly 24,000 square feet and Microsoft executive Charles
Simonyi's house at 22,000 square feet...."
Bicycle commuters welcome new
path in Redmond high-tech area
Seattle Times, March 18, 1999
by Brier Dudley, Seattle Times Eastside bureau
REDMOND - The state's
costliest bike path is now
under construction in the
high-tech office zone
The $4.85 million trail
alongside Highway 520
cuts a 4-mile swath
through the booming
Overlake area, where
more than 20,000
workers have been isolated from regional
trails that might offer a
brisk alternative to numbing highway traffic.
Microsoft trial: Company,
government eyeing deal?; Seattle Times,
March 8, 1999; by James V. Grimaldi
"WASHINGTON - In the wake of today's
unexpected antitrust settlement between Intel and the Federal
Trade Commission, Microsoft and the government are exploring
ways to settle the landmark antitrust lawsuit before it resumes
next month after a six-week recess, according to people close to
Microsoft trial: MIT economist
attacks colleague's earlier testimony
Seattle Times, January 21, 1999; by Jay Greene
Microsoft's economic expert
... arguing today that Microsoft doesn't act like
a monopolist, so it can't be one.
Richard Schmalensee, dean of MIT's Sloan School
of Management, said MIT professor Franklin Fisher's
testimony supporting claims that Microsoft holds a
monopoly over computer operating systems is "implausible" and
"nonsensical." "Plaintiff's economists' conclusions are wrong
because they conflict with reality,"..
Low-profile Microsoft executive in
hot seat ; Seattle Times,
January 17, 1999, by Jay Greene and James V. Grimaldi
Among the hundreds of quotes the federal
government has used
to paint Microsoft as anti-competitive, none
sums up the
government's case as well as two sentences
attributed to the chief
of the company's operating-systems business,
"We are going to cut off their air supply,"
Maritz said in 1995
about Microsoft's plans to drive Internet
browser rival Netscape
Communications from business. "Everything
they're selling, we're
going to give away for free."
Gates' evasive testimony bemuses
judge; Seattle Times
Monday, November 16, 1998 by James V. Grimaldi
"WASHINGTON - In an extraordinary series of
between Bill Gates and the Justice Department's
the Microsoft chairman dodged questions about
documents, meetings and e-mails discussing
Microsoft's war with
archrival Netscape Communications."
Microsoft's visitors boost fortunes of
area hotels; Seattle Times,
Saturday, October 3, 1998; by Keith Ervin
"Big businesses, especially the kinds that cut
billion-dollar deals and recruit Ph.D.s from around the world, can really
pump up the hotel business. While Boeing accounts for about 100,000 "room
nights" in hotels from SeaTac to Everett, Microsoft is the
Eastside's No. 1 hotel customer and the top user of meeting space at
Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue."
'Knifing the baby': High-tech
cooperation or collusion?
Seattle Times, Sunday, September 20, 1998; by James V. Grimaldi,
Seattle Times Washington bureau
"Microsoft and Apple Computer, once fierce rivals,
now business partners, have frequent and relatively routine
meetings about the everyday business of designing their products to
work together. But a series of meetings between the summer of
1997 and April of this year has drawn the attention of government
investigators who see the talks as another example of Microsoft
crossing the line from cooperation to attempted collusion."
Working at home easy to compute
Seattle Times, Monday, July 6, 1998; by Keith Ervin
Ironically, one of the companies taxiing around the telecommuting
runway is Microsoft. Employees of the Redmond
corporation may receive permission from their supervisors to work
regularly at home, but "very, very, very few people do it,"
says spokesman John Pinette.
Because of the team-oriented nature of work at
Microsoft, Pinette says, "the choice here
active for more than two years,
according to Tim Arnold, a commercial
real estate agent with Bradley-Scott in
"It's just a rumor
everyone's knowledge," said A has
been to have employees
be on site."
While Microsoft and many other companies remain
wary about telecommuting, others are embracing it..."
Eastside cities spar over Overlake road
Seattle Times, Wednesday, June 10, 1998; by J. Martin McOmber
Like a good meal, Redmond and Bellevue have
savored the economic boom in Overlake.
Now they are bickering over the bill: $121
million in road projects to handle the crush of cars heading to and from
the home of Microsoft, Eddie Bauer, Safeco and other marquee
Microsoft's last-minute phone calls averted
suit Seattle Times,
Friday, May 15, 1998; by James V. Grimaldi and Thomas W. Haines
"Once again, Microsoft is pushing it to the limit.
Today, the software company's lawyers are
meeting with government attorneys in high-stakes, last-minute
negotiations to avoid an antitrust
lawsuit with potentially far-reaching
ramifications for Microsoft's future."
Many in region ambivalent about Microsoft's troubles
Seattle Times, May 15, 1998, by Eric Sorensen
"REDMOND - This is supposed to be a company
town. City Hall employees have Microsoft Windows
paperweights, and the tavern talk can easily drift from lost love
to the latest bug on Windows NT.
But don't expect to find folks crying in
their beer about the big bad Justice Department or those renegade
States expected to file antitrust suits against Microsoft
"WASHINGTON (May 8, 1998 9:20 p.m. EDT http://www.nando.net) -- About a
dozen states are considering filing an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft
separate from the Justice Department, state officials said
- What To Do
About Microsoft? Business Week, April 20, 1998 (cover).
"America's high-tech industry is the economic success story of the 1990s.
Accounting for some 30% of the increase in gross domestic product
since 1994, the explosive
growth of the country's software and computer companies
has enabled the U.S. to
regain its supremacy in the global marketplace. Not since
the heyday of the railroads
in the 1800s has prosperity been tied so closely to one
sector of the economy.
The engine inside this economic steamroller is Microsoft
Corp., which provides the operating system for virtually all personal
Are there weaknesses in Microsoft's armor?
Second of two parts
Seattle Times, Monday, April 20, 1998; by Michele Matassa Flores
"Economists like to parody the way government
lawyers view the world of business:
If a company's prices are too high, it's a
monopoly. If prices are stable, it's conspiring with competitors. And if
prices are falling, it's unfairly undercutting the market.
Guilty, guilty, guilty."
WHAT TO DO ABOUT MICROSOFT: Leave it be? Regulate it? Break
it up? Soon, the U.S. will have to make the call
Business Week, April 20, 1998 (cover story)
The crusade against Microsoft
Seattle Times, Sunday, April 19, 1998, by Michele Matassa Flores
[with additional, linked background sites!]
The more Bill Gates insists Microsoft is
a monopoly, the more his critics snicker.
Gates and his deputies, after spending their
adult lives building an empire, are now consumed with convincing
Congress, the Justice Department, state officials, the European
Commission, the Japanese government and the American public that - aw,
shucks - they're just another software company.
Sharing of the green ; Seattle Times,
Sunday, April 12, 1998; by Ferdinand M. de Leon
"....Social Venture Partners (SVP), a 10-month-old
foundation that's part giving circle and
part philanthropy school for the
cyber-rich - men and women, mostly in their
30s and 40s, who have made their fortunes at some of the region's
leading high-tech corporations.
The foundation, which offers a glimpse of
how this new generation of millionaires will share its riches, sprouted
from members't struggle with their new wealth.
And while they accept the responsibilities
that come with money, they want to do so on their own terms, forcing a
re-examination of the time-honored ways the haves have given to
the have-nots. They reject mere check-writing in favor of hands-on
work, from mentoring to developing business plans..."
Microsoft boom: Big numbers, big plans, big deal
By Cynthia Flash
The News Tribune
When state officials recently released
statistics saying computer software workers
earned $135,000 a year, readers did a double
How could those salaries be so high?
The answer is simple.
The state's fourth-largest employer is so
successful that its employees in 1995 earned
on average $135,000, when you include stock
options cashed in that year.
Microsoft Plans Software Development Centre in India:
Centre to focus on Windows NT and BackOffice
MUMBAI – March, 24 1998…. Microsoft Corporation
today announced plans to establish a software
development centre in Hyderabad, India. Subject to clearance by
regulatory agencies, the facility will become operational during the
second half of 1998 and will focus development work on the
interoperability of Windows NT and BackOffice products with
Microsoft increases spending on lobbyists
Seattle Times, Thursday, March 19, 1998; by Martin Wolk, Reuters
"Microsoft dramatically increased efforts to
influence the federal government in the past year as it became
enmeshed in a fierce legal battle with antitrust regulators, newly
disclosed reports to the government show."
Traffic about to bust as Overlake booms
Seattle Times, Monday, March 2, 1998
by J. Martin McOmber
There was a time, not long ago, when
Redmond's dream for Overlake
was a regional shopping mall that would rival
Bellevue Square. What it got instead - much to the city's
surprise - was more office
space and jobs than all of downtown Bellevue.
For Seattle Times articles which are not connected any longer, the new URL
has to be found here
Microsoft, Justice disagree on meaning of
Seattle Times, January 23, 1998
by Danny Westneat and Michele Matassa Flores
... between Microsoft and the federal
- how diametrically opposite the two sides are interpreting what
the pact means, and, more importantly, what they say it portends for
Microsoft contends fact-finder is biased
Seattle Times, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998
by Michele Matassa Flores
"Microsoft lawyers have asked the Harvard
professor who was named a "special master" in the company's federal
antitrust case to remove himself, citing e-mail
notes in which the court-appointed expert traded
Microsoft barbs with a Netscape attorney last summer.
In a six-page letter to Harvard law professor
Lawrence Lessig, Microsoft lawyer Richard Urowsky accuses Lessig
of being a "Netscape partisan" with an anti-Microsoft bias, ...
Lessig was appointed Dec. 11 ... to conduct fact-finding hearings
on the latest antitrust claims the federal government has made against
Microsoft. The Justice Department says Microsoft has violated an earlier
Microsoft pays high price for
underestimating D.C. ; Seattle Times,
Friday, Dec. 19, 1997; by James K. Glassman
Special to The Washington Post
(MS)....failed to understand that the fate of
American companies often hinges
on the power of American politicians, bureaucrats
and judges... it's not enough to make good
software, to market it... You have to
play Washington's game. Microsoft hasn't done
that, and the company and its shareholders - not to mention its
customers - may pay.. for this.. naive inattention
Bill Gates ... has always believed
that the role government should play in helping high-tech
companies is to leave them alone. He's right, but unfortunately that's
not the way Washington works.
Vatican joins Microsoft as a software
Seattle Times, Friday, Nov. 28, 1997
Lawyer handed central role in Microsoft
case; Seattle Times,
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997; by David Segal, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Among politicos and policy-makers,
he is virtually unknown. But suddenly, Lawrence Lessig, a
36-year-old Harvard professor and self-described workaholic, has been
handed a key role in determining the outcome of a lawsuit that
could profoundly shape the rules of cyberspace.
Redmond can't cope, report says Eastside Journal, Nov.20, 1997,
By Doug Margeson
"Runaway sprawl, deteriorating city services and manpower
shortages are some of the fears voiced by City
Council members after listening to a report on growth's impact on the
Development that was supposed to take place over an 18-year span has
occurred in four years, city government has been
overwhelmed by it and construction of roads and other public utilities
necessary to serve it are lagging far behind..."
Tons of money, but is the gift one that
lasts? ; Seattle Times,
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997 by Constance Casey,
Newhouse News Service
In June, Gates and his wife Melinda pledged to spend $200 million
of their personal fortune, plus $200 million from
Microsoft, to help thousands of public libraries in the United
States and Canada provide access to the Internet.
MSNBC to lay off 20% of Internet staff
Seattle Times, Monday, Sept. 22, 1997 by Michele Matassa Flores
Employees of MSNBC's Internet operation
are finding out today that nearly 20 percent of the staff will be laid
off as Microsoft presses to cut costs at many of its Web-publishing
Microsoft won't bankroll RTA
Seattle Times, Friday, Sept. 12, 1997
Microsoft has decided not to advance $5
million to help pay for a proposed transit center and park-and-ride lot
near Highway 520 and 156th Avenue Northeast in Redmond.
Home sweet home for the Gateses
Seattle Times, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, by J. Martin McOmber
MEDINA - It's moving day for Bill and Melinda Gates.
Although some detail work remains before the
$60 million waterfront estate is finished, the couple's
long-expected relocation to their new home is under way.
Microsoft will künftig in "Windows" Sprachunterstützung einbauen
Germany Live, Donnerstag, 11. September 1997
Der amerikanische Softwaregigant Microsoft will
die Produktion eines Computers
vorantreiben, der sprechen und auch Sprache verstehen kann. Zur
Entwicklung der notwendigen Software
beteiligte sich Microsoft an dem belgischen Spezialunternehmen Lernout &
Hauspies Speech Products (Ieper)....
Die Microsoft Corporation (Redmond/US-Staat Washington) unternimmt
damit einen neuen Versuch zur
Entwicklung interaktiver Softwareassistente, die vor allem Anfängern den
Einstieg in die Bedienung eines Computers
Builders scramble to meet Eastside office
Seattle Times, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997
"Microsoft, making room for 5,000 to 6,000
more employees at its
main campus, is still doing plenty of
building. The software giant is
putting up 1 million square feet of offices -
the equivalent of another
Columbia Seafirst Tower.
The real story, though, is the amount of
building for other companies.
Projects in the development pipeline in
Redmond alone add up to
about the same size as the 38 Microsoft
buildings that cover 300
acres on two campuses...."
Court says Microsoft temps should get
Seattle Times, Friday, July 25, 1997.
Hundreds of people hired as temporary workers at Microsoft may be
eligible to cash in on the company's
lucrative benefit plan, a federal
appeals court has ruled, a move that could
cost the company millions
and have significant implications for
employers around the country
who hire temporary workers.
Microsoft ponders overseas extension
Seattle Times, Thursday, July 17, 1997 by Thomas W. Haines
"Where does the company want to go tomorrow?
Microsoft would rather grow close to home
than unravel its tightly woven Redmond nest, said Bob Herbold,
Microsoft chief operating officer.
But limited space and a shallow labor pool
may force the company to start placing more operations outside the
Puget Sound area, most likely overseas.
Microsoft is considering adding some software
development teams in Dublin, Ireland, where Microsoft already
operates a manufacturing and distribution site, or India, among other
- Seattle Times, July 13, 14:
Succeed like Microsoft by failing like Microsoft, Seattle Times,
June 5, 1997.
[Hardly anyone notices Microsoft funerals because of the volume of birth
The confusing interactive worlds of Paul Allen
by Michele Matassa Flores, Seattle Times, Sunday, May 4, 1997.
When Bill Gates calls, top execs rarely say no
by Paul Andrews and Thomas W. Haines
Seattle Times, Sunday, May 4, 1997.
"The Theory that Explains Microsoft" [Seattle Times, April 20, 1997]
What are Microsoft, rivals fighting over?
It's not the obvious
by Michele Matassa Flores;
"Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates often says his company's
is all the smart people it has hired.
But if you look around at one of his company's slickly
developer conferences, you might conclude that its
greatest asset is all
the smart people it hasn't hired."
- Search Results, Seattle
Times, March 13, 1997
Internet Wars: Business battle of the '90s
[Seattle Times, March 11, 1997]
By Paul Andrews and Michele Matasa Flores
Internet wars: Money's no object at Microsoft
by Michele Matasa Flores and Paul Andrews
[Seattle Times, Monday, March 10, 1997]
Inside the heart of the money machine
by Michele Matassa Flores
[Seattle Times, Monday, March 10, 1997]
Internet wars: Can Microsoft rule the web?
[Seattle Times, Sunday, March 9, 1997]
by Paul Andrews and Michele Matassa Flores
Seattle Times staff reporters.
"It's starting to happen.
People are starting to buy, sell, barter and trade on the Internet."
Microsoft's role key to Apple's success with NeXT
By Paul Andrews,
Seattle Times, December 24, 1996
Dick Conway's Study of Microsoft Local Impact Multipliers (ST Dec.5,
Report, in: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (Dec.5, 1996)
Son Gives UW $10 Million in Honor of Mary Gates;
Old Physics Building Renamed Mary Gates Hall Columns Magazine
Microsoft (Part 1) -- The untold story of how the Internet forced
Bill Gates to reverse course. Business Week, July 15, 1996 (Cover)
"THE SOFTWARE REVOLUTION", Business Week 12/04/95 -- Cover Story.
Windows '95, Business Week 7/10/95 -- Cover Story
U.S. v. Microsoft, Declaration of Economist, Kenneth J. Arrow
I had been asked by the Antitrust Division to consult with them on the
of action with regard to Microsoft Corporation, before the filing of the
Decree. I have now been asked by them to comment on the Memorandum of
Amici Curiae against
the proposed final judgment offered by Gary L. Reback and others.
Boyd, Aaron, Smart money : the story of Bill Gates.
Greensboro : Morgan Reynolds, 1995.
110 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 12:59:18 -0800 (PST)
To: Economic Geography
Subject: Geog207: Microsoft in today's Seattle Times
You probably have seen the Front Page (+A14/A15) article on
Microsoft's hiring machine already. The Seattle Times was kind enough
schedule its publication so that it would fit our calendar.
Please save the piece and make it part of your "notebook" if you like.
fact, why don't we make it a "strongly recommended reading" for this
Geography 207 ||
Econ & Bus Geography