July 26, 2001

Microsoft's response to Senator Schumer

Author: JT Smith

"...the most successful American enterprises are those that are dedicated to
research. Only a commitment to research can keep a company competitive and
innovative in this competitive and fast-moving marketplace. Sadly, a few
companies such as AOL Time Warner have spent millions in lobbying and
litigation and relatively little on research and development. Microsoft in contrast
spent nearly $4.0 billion on R&D in the last year alone to stay competitive and
innovative. The result is a number of new products that provide new innovations
to consumers - and thus competitive challenges to AOL. Rather than asking the
government to stop a competitor's product from reaching the marketplace, should
AOL Time Warner not be expected to focus on research and development?" More at Microsoft.com.
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