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  October 1998  

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Monday, October 26  
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THE NEXT DUOPOLY?
IBM today announced plans with Intel Corp., Santa Cruz Operation and Sequent Computer Systems to create a single Unix product line for Intel's IA-32 and IA-64 architecture and IBM's PowerPC. IBM also says it will port its middleware to the new OS and invest in technical and marketing support for independent software vendors. IBM and Intel promise a "multimillion dollar ISV fund" to help developers deliver middleware tools and applications. More info here.

"THAT'S ABSURD"
Microsoft today claimed that new evidence unearthed in its antitrust battle with the government proves that a disputed 1995 meeting at the heart of the case was in fact a "set-up" orchestrated by Netscape Communications to persuade the Justice Department to sue the software giant. Full story of today's testimony.

NYSE CRASHES
Trading on the New York Stock Exchange, the premier stock exchange in the world, was halted for 59 minutes on Monday afternoon because of computer equipment problems.
More info here.

Thought for the day: "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate." - Steven Wright

 

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