Microsoft is losing some of its elbow room
Windows is still the brains of nearly every PC, and Microsoft remains one of the most profitable, powerful and storied companies ever created. But the shadow cast by the colossus of Redmond, Wash., is looking less imposing today.
Its financial growth is slowing -- in the single digits in sales growth for fiscal 2005 over the previous year, for the first time in the company's history -- and its stock has been flat for five years. It missed some of the most popular technology advances in recent years, such as searching the Internet and downloading music. It continues to fight antitrust battles in Europe and Asia and has had to divert resources to confront persistent security holes in its software. Microsoft is losing some of its elbow room - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com
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