Government Calls for Microsoft Breakup

A proposed breakup of Microsoft into two companies and strict controls on its marketing and development efforts have cast a cloud over the company’s future—and that of the American software industry. Calling the proposed remedy "draconian" and "unwarranted," Microsoft says the remedy far exceeds any crime the company has been accused of and would stifle innovation. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) argues that the breakup will give the company the "ability and incentive" to compete, and will foster innovation and lower prices for consumers.

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