Computer Industry Competition

Committee members heard testimony from several computer industry leaders on the changing nature of competition in the… read more

Committee members heard testimony from several computer industry leaders on the changing nature of competition in the industry. Witnesses testified about how Microsoft’s position as the dominant provider of operating systems for personal computers impacts competitiveness in other areas, such as Internet browsers and other emerging technologies. Many committee members and witnesses warned that Microsoft’s improper use of its dominance could thwart future innovations and suggested a need for more governmental involvement, whether through enforcement or regulation, to prevent this undesirable outcome. Mr. Gates responded that Microsoft was an innovation leader and that the true threat to innovation would be governmental interference with market forces. close

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101555-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 3, 1998
Last Aired:
Mar 8, 1998

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  • Mar 03, 1998 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 1998 | 1:25pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 1998 | 9:07pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 07, 1998 | 1:57am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 1998 | 12:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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