November 13, 2001

Palm's slipping grip in face of MS competition

Author: JT Smith

BusinessWeek: " Companies that compete head-on with Microsoft often suffer a very strange fate. Once-dominant players such as Word Perfect, Borland, and Lotus Development assisted in their own downfall by somehow losing their ability to make sound strategic decisions while caught in Redmond's basilisk stare.

The latest player to show serious signs of the Microsoft Muddle is Palm Computer (PALM ), whose future looks increasingly uncertain, even as products it makes or licenses continue to hold more than 70% of the worldwide market for handheld computers."

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