Microsoft, the sleeping giant, wakes again

Bill Gates worried that something like Google would come along before it even existed.In 1995, the Microsoft leader recognized how a powerful Internet player could topple his company from the high-tech pyramid and launched an attack on all potential threats. Netscape, Sun Microsystems and other competitors paid the price.So did Microsoft. Its tactics triggered a landmark antitrust case that handcuffed the software giant for a decade, hampering its ability to respond when the real Web boogeyman appeared: Google Inc.
http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-me-microsoft10feb10,1,863623.story

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