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Author Wallace, James, 1947-

Title Overdrive : Bill Gates and the race to control cyberspace / James Wallace
Published New York : J. Wiley, [1997]


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Description xi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: The Road Ahead. -- The Trustbuster. -- Internet 101. -- Bachelor Tycoon Takes a Wife. -- The Davids vs. -- Goliath. -- The Sleeping Giant Awakens. -- Nothing But Net. -- Epilogue. -- Index
Summary Based on candid interviews with friends, colleagues, and competitors, as well as both current and former Microsoft employees, Overdrive also offers penetrating insight into Bill Gates the man vs. the media myth
In this hard-hitting, controversial, and compelling account, acclaimed journalist James Wallace tells the inside story of Gates's no-holds-barred struggle to keep Microsoft on top. Wallace goes behind the scenes of Gates's ongoing battles with Novell, Borland, Lotus, and other competitors. He sheds new light on the Justice Department's antitrust investigation of Microsoft, from the reasons behind the transfer of the case from the FCC to Justice, to the astounding moment when, in the face of Gates's ferocious resistance, Justice blinked. Here, too, is the story behind the mega-marketing blitz that led to the most eagerly anticipated event in the history of the software industry: the spectacular launch of Windows 95. Moving from the boardrooms of IBM and Time Warner to the cramped research and development labs of Microsoft, this is a fascinating chronicle of high-stakes corporate maneuvering - part chess game, part cloak-and-dagger intrigue
Notes Includes index
Subject Gates, Bill, 1955-
Gates, Bill -- Biographie
Microsoft Corporation -- History.
Businessmen -- United States -- Biography.
Computer software industry -- United States.
Computer software industry -- United States -- History.
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 97004464
ISBN 0471180416 (alk. paper)