Property Markets, Monopolies & Microsoft
Roulac, Stephen E., Real Estate Issues
The Court's judgement that Microsoft violated antitrust laws has profound consequences that extend beyond the computer industry. This renewed spotlight on the issues of market dominance raises questions for the advocates of consolidation in any and every industry.
Consolidation initiatives target both new and established industries. The market that Microsoft was convicted of monopolizing did not exist until very recently. Indeed, 20 years ago none of the customers who were found to have been denied market choice had even heard of multifunctional software and Internet access, let alone made the determination that they wanted to have such products. The story of rapid product …
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Publication information: Article title: Property Markets, Monopolies & Microsoft. Contributors: Roulac, Stephen E. - Author. Magazine title: Real Estate Issues. Volume: 25. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2000. Page number: 21+. © 2009 The Counselors of Real Estate. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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