Microsoft has a surprising ally in its argument that Google is an abusive monopolist: Samuel Miller, the prosecutor who led the federal government's first antitrust case against Microsoft more than a decade ago.

"Having prosecuted the Microsoft case, its seems to me that Google, as a monopoly, is engaging in the same tactics to keep its dominant position as Microsoft was engaging in," Miller says. "Those are the same tactics that got Microsoft in trouble."

Miller served as the lead counsel in the inaugural United States v. Microsoft case

The Consumer Electronics Association this week will host an event with former Massachusetts Gov. and presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Multi-room applications, more surround sound speakers, future digital innovations and the great outdoors will be the audio focus at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA) Expo '99 this month in Indianapolis. No longer must vendors merely pursue the Holy Grail of pure sound and pure aesthetic design. DVD-Audio, DVD-Universal, Super Audio CD and advanced digital optical recording options are demanding that the audio community also provide compatibility, "upgradability" and flexibility. No easy trick. But here's a quick look at what vendors plan to bring to the CEDIA Expo '99. Acoustic Research will demonstrate its Phantom Series of ultra-thin, wall-hanging speakers. The series

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