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US: Former Microsoft exec pens book discussing company’s antitrust past

 |  January 23, 2013

A new book written by former Microsoft powerhouse employee Joachim Kempin outlines, in detail, how Windows 95 led to a period of antitrust issues for Microsoft. Kempin, who was once senior vice president of the company’s OEM Division, explains in Resolve and Fortitude: Microsoft’s ‘Secret Power Broker Breaks His Silence how the tying component of Windows 95 and Internet Explorer first involved the company with antitrust suits. Microsoft was eventually found guilty of being a monopoly, abusing its market dominance and for margin squeezing in 2002. According to reports, the book is unusual in that Microsoft has a reputation for being praised by former employees; Kempin’s new book, however, is described as “unapologetic,” and Kempin recently told the Associated Press that he believes the company needs a management change.


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