Microsoft settles antitrust suit with AOL

The NYTimes reports that Microsoft has agreed to pay AOL Time Warner US$750 million in compensation and grant them licence to integrate more fully with the Windows operating system where browsers and instant messaging are concerned.
Of course, the settlement amount pales in comparison to the price AOL paid for Netscape in 1999 – US$10 billion. And to what avail? Netscape now has a paltry market share of less than 5%, and according to CNet, may now face extinction at the hands of its parent company.
‘Makes you wonder who the real loser of the antitrust case, is.