July 1, Microsoft announced on Friday, will pay $five hundred million to IBM seven point seven, to end the both sides for more than ten years of legal disputes. Microsoft and IBM in a news conference, said the reach settlement agreement has been settled both sides all the antitrust disputes.
In the mid 1990 s, IBM federal court to, accused Microsoft of business activity on the company an operating system, SmartSuite products and the server and the hardware business form the damage.
According to an agreement between, Microsoft will also provide to IBM $seventy-five million loan, used for IBM deployment in the company’s software. IBM is agreed to the next two years because of the loss of the fields no longer server to Microsoft claims, and give up the put forward two years claim for damages.
The Microsoft Office two years, the U.S. federal court trial with the U.S. government in Microsoft antitrust disputes between the determination, Microsoft’s monopoly harm the interests of IBM, it is reported, Microsoft and IBM to reach the settlement agreement have been two months of negotiations.
Microsoft senior vice President Brad Smith (Brad Smith), said: "in solving the problem of monopoly later, Microsoft and IBM can clean SLATE, through the cooperation or competition and other means, to provide the best products. For the past few years we have been committed to the resolution of disputes with other company law, today’s the result indicates that our goal from a step closer."
By this news affect, Microsoft shares in the nasdaq rose six cents, to $four point nine zero at 20; IBM stock on the New York stock exchange is rising thirty-five cents, to $four point five five a barrel in seventy.