The software giant and RealNetworks hammer out an agreement that puts aside their legal differences and aims to shore up their respective digital music strategies.
Companies mum on settlement speculation as the software giant's antitrust appeal proceeds in Europe. November 12, 2004
Sun gets nearly $2 billion in a broad agreement with longtime enemy Microsoft. But the money doesn't mean Sun is out of the woods--and the two say they'll remain fierce competitors. April 5, 2004
In a decision that could affect consumers, competitors and PC makers, the European Commission requires Microsoft to unbundle Media Player from Windows and pay a $613 million fine. March 24, 2004
RealNetworks files a $1 billion lawsuit against Microsoft, accusing the software giant of illegally using its Windows monopoly to limit consumer choice in digital media. December 18, 2003
Microsoft and AOL Time Warner agree to a far-reaching settlement that includes technology sharing, software distribution and a $750 million payout. May 30, 2003