Microsoft seeking research to show Netscape failed on its own

Microsoft Corporation is facing opposition from researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who don't want to turn over research proving that Netscape Communications was responsible for its own failures in the marketplace. The research, which is summarized in an upcoming book called "Competing on Internet Time: Lessons From Netscape and its Battle with Microsoft," allegedly shows that Netscape's business plan was flawed to begin with and that the company's problems are not related to any challenge from Microsoft. Netscape officials were interviewed for the research but say they did so only because its confidentiality was promised. Microsoft would like to use the research in its defense against the government antitrust case

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