Microsoft has failed in its bid to take a seat on the board of influential trade group, the Software Publishers' Association, one of the giant's fiercest critics. Microsoft president Bob Herbold ran for one of the six vacant seats despite recent high profile criticism of his company's business practices, which the SPA has denounced as anti-competitive. Microsoft and IBM are the largest fee payers to the SPA, giving it $100,000 a year. All the new members of the board came from smaller software houses, including Tenth Planet Explorations, Peachtree Software, Cendant and Digital River.
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