The Antitrust Case Against Microsoft - 423 words
The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft By Corporate Watch writing this article "Microsoft: One World Operating System" (www.corpwatch.org/trac/feature/microsoft). A battle is raging in the United States Courts with the Microsoft Corporation. The federal government maintains that Microsoft's monopolistic practices are harmful to United States citizens creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality and should be stopped while Microsoft and its supporters claim that they are not breaking any laws and are just doing good business. Microsoft's antitrust problems began for them in the early 1990's. When the Federal Trad The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft A battle is raging i ...
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Visa And Mastercard Antitrust - 1,328 words
Duality, Monopoly and Government Failure Duality or illegal business practices which one contributed to Visa and MasterCard attaining over seventy-five percent of market shares. Who is really to blame for Visa and MasterCard obtaining the ability to monopolize the market; the government; member banks; or Visa and MasterCard collaboration. The Department of Justice investigation will bring forth many issues to closely review and consider. Reviewing the courts transcript, released by the Department of Justice on the governments antitrust case investigation; United States of America verses Visa International and MasterCard International Incorporated. reveals how the government may have been a m ...
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Government Intervention And Antitrust Law - 1,672 words
Government Intervention in Individual Markets: A Look at Government Intervention and Antitrust Law via the Microsoft Case Growth and Development in the US Economy In light of recent developments, I took a different approach to this paper. The Microsoft Antitrust case has been somewhat of a phenomenon that has become one of the most prominent cases in recent years. Because of this, I decided to look at government intervention into individual markets, along with antitrust law, via that particular case. I am of the opinion that we can learn a great deal by using that particular ongoing litigation. Antitrust law protects the public from companies that attain an undue domination of the marketplac ...
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Government Intervention And Antitrust Law - 1,647 words
... p any competitor product they wish, but they are not allowed to disable features of our products, (Just Dept v MS 2). Second, the government is contending that the terms of Microsofts non-disclosure agreements are an obstacle in the way of their attempts to gather evidence for their investigation. Microsoft says that their non-disclosure agreements are no different than those of most companies within the software industry, as well as outside it. Finally, there is the matter of the competitive browser possibly representing a threat to Microsofts key product, its operating system. Company officials claim that by not allowing them to include their browser with Windows, the government is pre ...
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Microsoft Antitrust - 653 words
Introduction: An accurate understanding of the economics of the computer and Internet industry is a crucial foundation for following the logic of the Microsoft Anti Trust Case. Microsofts attempts to avoid competition by suppressing new technologies were based on the particular way in which competition works in the computer industry. The harm to consumers and society flows from the consumers choice lost as a result of the suppression. With powerful forces for both competition and monopoly in place, it is no surprise that many observers are drawn to one of the two false extreme positions. Some think that the industry is already at perfect competition that even a product at the center of netwo ...
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Japanese Work Ethics Vs American Work Ethics - 2,061 words
... annot hire, fire, or hold back promotions. The company does the hiring and the managers and supervisors motivate via style, trust, goodwill, and cooperation. Promotions are dependent on longevity first, ability and accomplishment second. Employees are placed according to their abilities with the brighter picking up the heavier load and the less able a lighter load. There are no stars. Everyone is part of the team. Management trainees are switched every two to three years in a circulating effect or rotation. Instead of promotion and pay raise incentives, the most capable and productive gain status and will eventually be singled out for higher spots. Promotion is based on ability to get al ...
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Microsoft - 1,505 words
Microsoft Corporation, leading American computer software company. Microsoft develops and sells a wide variety of computer software products in more than fifty countries. Microsoft's Windows operating systems for personal computers are the most widely use operating systems in the world. Microsoft had revenues of $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998, and employs more than 27,000 people in 60 countries. Microsoft has it's headquaters in Redmond Washington. Microsoft's other well known products include, Word, a word processor; Excel, a spreadsheet program; Access, a database program; and PowerPoint, a program used for making business presentations. These products are sold separate ...
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Mergers And Acquistions - 1,139 words
Mergers and Acquisitions Since the 1980's, and even more now in the late nineties, it has become a growing trend for companies, both large and small, domestic and foreign, to form strategic alliances within their particular industries. There are many specific goals that companies may be looking to achieve by dong this, but the main underlying reason is to guarantee the long-term sustained achievement of "fast profitable growth" for their business. They have to keep up with a rapidly increasing diversified global market and increased competition. Nowadays, with the struggle for competitive advantage becoming stronger and stronger, it is almost essential to form alliances. Diversifying and exp ...
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Children And Television Advertising - 3,353 words
The following research has sought to understand the influence of television on children over the past twenty years using a variety of social models, from public policy and industry self-regulation, to how children receive and process media messages and the parental responsibility in monitoring what is acceptable for children to view. As a baseline, our research used a model of children interacting with television. We expounded on this model in an effort to seek current data and information that affects children today. Our group divided this model into the following categories: After analyzing this model, we conducted our own research to study current trends and determine whether childrens be ...
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Windows Evolution - 1,394 words
It wouldn't be fair to talk about the Windows Operating System without first looking at the origins of the company that developed it. William H. Gates III and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975. They were both only 19 years old. In 1980 International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) chose Microsoft to write the operating system for the IBM PC personal computer, to be introduced the following year. As part of its contract with IBM, Microsoft was permitted to license the operating system to other companies. By 1984 Microsoft had licensed MS-DOS to 200 personal computer manufacturers, making MS-DOS the standard operating system for personal computers. In 1985 Microsoft released Windows, an ...
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Monopoly - 878 words
This paper will show my opinion of Microsoft being branded a monopoly. I feel this example shows supply and demand in addition to monopolistic competition. This entire ordeal is over a free browser that Microsoft includes with windows for free and gives out on the internet for free just as Netscape and most other browser companies do. The government feels that Microsoft is creating a demand purely for their products by forcing its browser on suppliers and controlling prices. I have yet to see where Microsoft is charging extraordinary prices for any of these free programs nor do I see how Netscape, in using the governments definition, a "monopoly" itself, is "being forced out of business" by ...
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Gov Intervention - 1,176 words
The information economy has resulted in a reduction in the barriers to entry, more competitive markets and less need for government intervention Discuss. The Information Economy, Primarily Information Technology and the Telecommunications have seen a dichotomous effect in relation to barriers to entry and government intervention. In relation to specifically these two industries in Australia and abroad, the Information Technology sector is to some degree an Oligopolist market. However foremost to many, Microsoft Corporation has eclipsed the industry into a Monopoly over software in the information Technology sector. In the Telecommunications Industry in Australia, the economic sector has seen ...
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Progressive Stuff - 5,060 words
TRUTH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROFESSIONS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF `TRUTH IN ADVERTISING' AND `TRUE AND FAIR' FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA DURING THE PROGRESSIVE ERA Both advertisers and auditors wrestled with the truth of their text during the Progressive Era (1880-1940). Although in North America, advertisers adopted "truth in advertising" as a theme, auditors rejected "true and fair" as a description of financial statements. Auditors instead adopted the weaker statement that financial statements were "consistent with accepted accounting principles." It is paradoxical that auditors compared with advertisers made the greatest progress toward professionalization during this era. Thi ...
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The New Deal - 1,371 words
During the 1930's, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the United States fell into the worst Depression in history. The effects of the depression were being felt everywhere in the United States. In 1933, sixteen million people were unemployed. Americans wanted and needed a change. They proved this by electing Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. This was the beginning of a new period in time for Americans, as Roosevelt would introduce his course of action with the New Deal. Would Roosevelts New Deal be what Americans needed to counteract the effects of the depression? In Roosevelts first inaugural address he declared, In the event that Congress hall fail t ...
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Theodore Roosevelt - 414 words
Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth president of the United States. He served in office from 1901 to 1909. With the assassination of President McKinley, Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nations history. Roosevelts youth was very different from most of the other Presidents. He was born in New York City in 1858 into a wealthy family. His life was plagued early on by health problems and illness which he overcame. The conquering of his ill health led to Roosevelt supporting a strenuous lifestyle. In 1884, his first wife, Alice Lee Roosevelt, and his mother died on the same day. Following their deaths, Roosevelt spent two years on his ranch in the Dakota Territory ...
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Texas Vs Johnson - 464 words
H.W. 46 What role did Theodore Roosevelt play in the Progressive Movement? 1. Define what Roosevelt meant by Square Deal Roosevelt meant by the Square Deal that the mining operators did not have a choice. They had to submit to what the government said and had to make a deal with the union, led by Mitchell. In a sense, they really had no end in the, consequently called the 2. Explain Roosevelt role in the a) anthracite coal strike b.) Northern Securities Case c) Hepburn Act d) conservation of natural resources Anthracite Coal Strike - Many miners were dying needlessly every year. The men received no raise in wages in 20 years. They were paid by the weight of the coal they dug, but the compani ...
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Michigan - 1,286 words
During the industrial revolution in the United States, tremendous economic prosperity resulted in social and political unrest. It seemed the rich were getting richer while the poor remained poor. The middle class was forged out of the industrial revolution but would be challenged at this time. Large influxes of immigrants would also create tensions among the social classes. Furthermore, textile, steel, railroad, and automobile industries were growing exponentially, employing thousands. The class struggles was a direct result of the division between labor and capital. Peoples social lives are a reflection of their work lives. The success of ones career is directly correlated with their social ...
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Wilson - 1,127 words
Fun Fact: Sheep on the White House lawn? A flock of sheep grazed during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I. Fast Fact: Woodrow Wilson tried in vain to bring the United States into the League of Nations. Biography: Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country." He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "saf ...
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Wilson - 1,135 words
... irm place in American history as one of the nation's foremost political reformers. However, his domestic reputation would soon be overshadowed by his record as a wartime president who led his country to victory but could not hold the support of his people for the peace that followed. Conservation as the Guardian of Democracy Fast Fact: Theodore Roosevelt, nature lover and conservationist, championed the strenuous life. Biography: With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history. He brought new excitement and power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive ...
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Ralph Nader - 1,409 words
I understand that you are considering people for the most Outstanding American Award. I am not one for awards or publicity, especially from the government, but I felt that I truly deserve this award. I am the one man who has fought for the most important aspect of America, its citizens. America's most important asset is it's people, and I, more than the corporate-influenced politicians like yourself, have been the people's defender and advocate for nearly half a century. I am the man who has carried out the legacy of the great muckrakers of the beginning of this century. I was born to Lebanese parents in Connecticut. My father was a hard working man who taught me to never trust those in powe ...
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