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Technology Stocks : MSFT -- Should the DOJ Break it up?
MSFT 247.41+1.2%3:59 PM EST

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To: Kenneth E. De Paul who wrote (127)6/8/2000 5:01:00 PM
From: Crystal ball  Read Replies (1) of 144
MSFT Break Up good for GATES/BALLMER...Why...$ of course...the breakup will allow for them to convert their shares into cash, they can not do this today, since as CEO's etc they have a fiduciary duty to not "sink" the stock as for example almost happened to Compaq when it was learned its CEO was selling out before the earnings news etc....this a how Rockefeller made his BIG money....not by holding Standard Oil Stock, but by being FORCED after the Sherman Anti-Trust Case to divest his shares...and be paid "A PRETTY PENNEY AT THAT!". A MSFT Break up will allow other companies, particularly NASDAQ stocks to "fill the vacuum" and that means they too will benefit in stock price performance as market shares convert into increased earnings over the next year or 2 or 3. (Thats' the whole life cycle of even MSFT product lineS anway, or any Tech company despite what the copyright and patent boys say...innovation replaces product LINES very very fast in the internet age)
I am,
Truly your$,
-Crystal Ball
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