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Volume 1, Number 12 - April 24, 2002
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Bill's, Andy's, and Linus' Enterprise Adventure, Every Week
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HP Says Compaq Merger Approved

by Timothy Prickett Morgan


Hewlett-Packard last week said that an independent audit of the proxy votes in its contentious merger with rival Compaq had come down by a narrow margin in favor of the merger. However, Walter Hewlett, son of one of HP's founders who has been ousted from the HP board for approving, then rejecting, and then fighting the merger, is suing HP for inappropriately influencing the votes of a number of large institutional investors. It ain't over yet.

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Gates Takes the Stand at Antitrust Trial

by Timothy Prickett Morgan


Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and currently its chairman and chief software architect, finally took the stand in person this week in the four-year-old antitrust lawsuit that has been giving him more grief than his competitors. Unlike his deposition in the original trial two years ago, Gates was polite and non-combative, but he stubbornly held his ground that harsh remedies would force Microsoft to stop selling Windows and would have a dramatic negative effect on innovation in the IT industry.

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Microsoft, Intel Eke Out Revenue Gains in First Quarter

by Timothy Prickett Morgan


Microsoft and Intel, the two dominant forces behind the Wintel duopoly that accounts for nearly 90 percent of server shipments these days, have recently reported financial results that demonstrate their aspirations for the server business are undeniably and directly tied to their fortunes on the desktop. Both Microsoft and Intel have managed to eke out small revenue gains and profits in this tough IT spending environment, and are cautiously looking forward to a better 2003 even though we have three more quarters to live through in calendar 2002.

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IBM Slapped Hard in First Quarter by Economic Downturn

by Timothy Prickett Morgan


If you are lucky enough to have any IT budget left in this down economy, give IBM a call and play just a little hard to get, but interested. There has never been--as the commercials used to say in the early Gerstner years--a better time to buy from Big Blue. IBM's sales in the first quarter of 2002 were down 12 percent, to $18.6 billion; first quarter net income was down 32 percent, to $1.75 billion; and earnings per share were down 31 percent, to 68 cents.

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HP Says Compaq Merger Approved
Gates Takes the Stand at Antitrust Trial
Microsoft, Intel Eke Out Revenue Gains in First Quarter
IBM Slapped Hard in First Quarter by Economic Downturn
Reader Feedback and Insights
Acucorp

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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Managing Editor
Mari Barrett

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Sinéad Carew
Joe Hertvik
Kristin Palitza
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