By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Apparently forgetting what happened when a certain soft drink company rebranded its flagship product as "New Coke," Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced "the new Office,” as a press release called it, an applications suite that will respond to your touch on a screen, a keyboard or a stylus glided across a screen.
Tuesday's announcement of the $7.7 billion acquisition of voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) phone service provider Skype by Microsoft Corp. has set off all sorts of alarm bells. Aping the old grade-school game of "Telephone," rumors are flying thick and fast as to What It All Means for consumers, developers and investors.