81 Stuart J. Johnston, Microsoft Settles for Little bit of Stac, Computerworld, June 27, 1994, at 30 (Microsoft paid $39.9 million for 155’o of Stac, and an additional $43 million over 43 months for a license to Stac’s data compression technology); Doug Barney, Microsoft, Stac Take care of Conflict; Microsoft Finally Pays Upwards, InfoWorld, June 27, 1994, at 14.
83 As explained in Section V.C., infra, the superficially irrational behavior of undermining the application vendors that produce programs that run on Microsoft’s operating system is logical specifically given that Microsoft has an independent economic incentive to monopolize the s.
85 Amy Cortese, Business Week, Dec. 19, 1994, supra, at 35 (HP, Compaq and other big U.S. PC makers plan to bundle Windows 95 into their machines).
86 Select Lawrence J. Microsoft: Not too Wonderful, Bay Area Computer Currents, Dec. 1, 1994, at 98, 101 (Ex. 1); Carole Patton, Computerworld, Nov. 14, 1994, supra, at 57 (Ex. 8).
88 Don Clark, Microsoft to purchase Intuit Inside Stock Pact, Wall St. J., Oct. 14, 1994, at A3 (86% of retail store sales); Karen Epper, Software Price Shakes Upwards Domestic Financial, Amer. Banker, Oct. 17, 1994, at 1, 25 (80-85%).
89 Michelle Flores, Wants More information, Seattle Times, Nov. 22, 1994, at B11; Michael Schrage, Microsoft Tends to make 1000s of dollars; Can it Shape treating It?, Washington Post, Oct. 21, 1994, at B3; Brent Schlender, Fortune, Jan. 16, 1995, supra, at 36.
91 Brent Schendler, Fortune, Jan. 16, 1995, supra, at 4748; get a hold of and, Michael I. Miller, PC Magazine, Jan. 24, 1995, supra, at 80 (Ex. 25) («Microsoft could require just a small service charge on each transaction. Or it could make money on the float — the interest in the few seconds it takes to move money from one place to another. Or both.»).
92 For example, leading industry analyst Rick Sherlund of Goldman Sachs predicted that with the settlement, Microsoft «should dominate the market for desktop software for the next 10 years how to see who likes you on sweet pea without paying.» And another leading analyst, Richard Shaffer concluded that «It]he operating system wars are over — Microsoft is the winner . Microsoft is the Standard Oil of its day.» Andrew Schulman, Microsoft’s Grip To the Software Tightened up By the Antitrust Bargain, Dr. Dobb’s Journal of Software Tools, Oct. 1994, at 143 (Ex. 13).
93 See John M. Goodman, The new Dos Heavyweights Wade Some other Bullet, InfoWorld, Aug. 29, 1994, at 87 (rating PC-DOS version 6.3 above MS-DOS version 6.22) and Earle Robinson, DOS-version Insanity? Integration Coping with Dos, Windows Sources, Oct. 1994, at 163 («my choice would be the IBM . . . it’s cheaper») and Yael Li-Ron, Desktop computer 2 six.3: Dos and you will Dos: Split up Within Birth, PC-Computing, bra computers ship with MS-DOS).
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94 Don Clark Laurie Hays, Microsoft’s The newest Purchases Tactics Mark Issues, Wall St. J., Dec. 12, 1994, at B6 (Ex. 41).
96 All of these problems are discussed in Rory O’Connor, San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 13, 1994, supra, at 1A, 28A (Ex. 34).
99 Indeed, Microsoft’s operating system «lock-in» has permitted it to bring demonstrably inferior products to market (products that did not enjoy any appreciable consumer acceptance) without negative consequences to the company. See Michael Morris, Microsoft Deal: Too little, Too late, S.F. Examiner, July 24, 1994, at C-5. (Ex. 33)
100 Joseph Farrell, Hunter K. Monroe and you will Garth Saloner, This new Vertical Company Regarding Globe and you will Solutions Race As opposed to Role Competition, Oct 1994 (operating paper).
101 Look for, e.grams., supra, note 32. (Microsoft presently holds greater than 90% of the X86 operating system market share); Christopher O’Malley, Personal Computing, October 1986, supra, at 181, 183 («Microsoft’s operating system» has «better than 95 percent» share of the X86 systems.)