Microsoft Corp. will pay IBM Corp. US$775 million and give it another $75 million in credit under an antitrust settlement announced by the two companies Friday. The settlement resolves all discriminatory pricing and overcharging claims stemming from the U.S. government's mid-1990s antitrust case against Microsoft, the companies said .
IBM Corp. said Tuesday it has acquired Gluecode Software Inc., a startup developer of open-source infrastructure software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. El Segundo, California-based Gluecode built a Java application development platform called Joe out of open-source components from the Apache Software Foundation's portfolio.The components include Apache's portal technology, its Geronimo application server, its Derby database and its Agila BPM (business process management) engine. Some of those technologies originated at IBM.
Nearly a month after finding Microsoft Corp. guilty of monopoly abuse, the European Commission made public its 302-page ruling on Thursday, prompting a strenuous rebuttal from the company in a widely leaked internal memo.
European Commissioner for competition Mario Monti may demand that Microsoft Corp. sell two versions of its ubiquitous operating system, Windows, in Europe: one with Media Player inside as it does at present, and another with the music and video playing software stripped out and sold separately, people close to the case said on Tuesday.