Gates Prepares to Back off Klein and Microsoft in 11th Hour Peace Talks
Usborne, David, The Independent (London, England)
MICROSOFT, the American computer giant headed by the multi- billionaire Bill Gates, scrambled yesterday to fend off a potentially crippling anti- trust action against it by the United States government, by engaging in dramatic 11th-hour negotiations in Washington for a possible out-of-court settlement.
News of the talks surfaced just one hour before a scheduled press conference at which the Justice Department's fair competition tsar, Joel Klein, had been set to outline his action against Microsoft. The attorneys general of three US states who, with about 16 other states, have also been threatening to file suits against the company, had been expected to join Mr …
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