Microsoft and the US Department of Justice have agreed to each present their cases in just two hours and 15 minutes before an appeals court decides whether the software giant should be split in two.
The two sides made their proposals to the US Court of Appeals in a joint filing on Friday and oral presentations in the Microsoft appeals case is due to begin 26 February.
Nokia moves phone production
Nokia plans to shift some of its mobile phone production in the US to lower-cost facilities in Mexico and Korea. The move will affect some 800 staff that are currently based at its Texas factory.
The announcement comes exactly a week after Nokia rival Ericsson said it planned to quit making handsets and hand over all production to contract manufacturer Flextronics, which has facilities in south-east Asia.
Corel posts deeper loss
Troubled desktop software maker Corel, has posted wider than expected losses for its most recent quarter, but remained optimistic about becoming profitable by the third quarter of this year.
Corel, which was effectively rescued from the brink of bankruptcy by a $135m injection by Microsoft, reported revenue of $40.4m for its fiscal fourth quarter, compared to $60.9m a year ago.
Net loss was $8.6m, or 12 cents a share, which was worse than the loss of one cent a share predicted by Wall Street analysts. For its 1999 fourth quarter it posted a profit of $4.6m, or seven cents a share.
Corel said it was "moving quickly" to achieve its goal of profitability by the third quarter of this year, and that it eliminated its long-term debt by cutting its spend by $10m per quarter.
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