- Globelle is looking for a buyer for its UK subsidiary, after the distributor sold its ailing IS operation to SED International. Globelle president Kevin Dowd will visit the UK this week to meet possible buyers.
- Microsoft is under threat from the Federal Trade Commission as three Republican senators have written to the chairman of the FTC, Richard Pitofsky, requesting another investigation into the company?s trading practices.
- Intel has asked the US courts to dismiss the Digital lawsuit, claiming that it has not infringed any patents. In a response to a lawsuit filed by Digital, Intel has hit back and asked for Digital to pay its legal costs.
- Bertelsmann and America Online are understood to have joined forces to make a revived bid for Compuserve. According to sources, Bertelsmann is contributing cash to sweeten AOL?s offer of roughly $1 billion in stock for Compuserve.
- Bruno Didier, Compaq?s vice-president, PC products at EMEA has resigned to work for Air France, after 10 years at Compaq. Werner Koepf, vice president of the general business group, will step in until a successor is found. Compaq is splitting its shares five to two to attract more small investors.
- Lucent Technologies is suing Acer on eight counts of alleged patent infringement for semiconductor manufacturing, speech and video coding. Lucent claimed the case affected Acer?s desktop and notebook PCs.
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