Gates worried about AOL's dominance of IM market.
December 20, 2000 9:57 PM   Subscribe

Gates worried about AOL's dominance of IM market. So what does he do, he gets on the phone to the FCC. That's right, Bill wants the governement to intervene to prevent a company from dominating a market. Umm... Bill what the Freedom to innovate which you are so worried about.
posted by jay (4 comments total)
That is so disappointing. I have not approved of much of what Microsoft has done, but I have always believed they had the right to compete. To see the man turn around and use the same gutless tactic is sick. Nothing good can come from this.
posted by thirteen at 10:19 PM on December 20, 2000

The fact that Gates is going to the FCC, not the FTC, is telling. He clearly wants to make this seen as a telecommunications access issue, rather than as a purely competitive issue.
posted by kindall at 11:37 AM on December 21, 2000

Gates should have bought ICQ when he had the chance. Now with well over 100 million users..... he missed his opportunity.
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 1:36 PM on December 21, 2000

It is to laugh...
posted by baylink at 8:19 AM on December 22, 2000

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