Microsoft : Case Study : Microsoft Antitrust Case

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Case Study- Microsoft Akawak Ejigu California Southern University Introduction Microsoft is an American multinational technology company and large diversified computer software manufacturer with one of the highest valuations in the world. Microsoft produces the Windows family of operating systems for personal computers and servers. It also develops applications software that run on the Windows family of operating systems, most particularly the very successful MS- Office Suite consisting of Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentations), Outlook (e-mail and news), and Access (database). Almost all Microsoft products are complementary to a member of the Windows family of operating systems for personal computers and servers. In late 1990, Microsoft’s MS Office applications had 90%, Internet browser market of 44%, server operating system 36% of market share (Knight, 2008). In addition, Microsoft adopted pricing, bundle policy and distributing internet browser software, IE, free of cost along with its windows operating system market strategy that prevents entry of new players. Analysis Microsoft Antitrust Case: Trial US Government claimed, Microsoft broken Antitrust policy and becoming a monopoly contrary to the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act sections 1 and 2. and October 1997, United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and 20 states began Antitrust investigation and May 1998, gave both parties 5 months to file suit. Joel I. Klein was the lead

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