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Burst.com v. Microsoft

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 19, 2005 @ 10:01 am In Film,Finance,Music,Venture Capital,Web/Tech | Comments Disabled

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Since so many people have emailed me about this, I might as well deal with it all at once:

Yes, I am on the Board of Directors of Burst.com [1]. They are the firm that forced a $60 million settlement/patent licensing [2] deal with Microsoft last week.

No, I cannot comment about any information that is not public [3] (duh). (Not that its stopped people from asking). One day, I will write up the entire saga; it would make a pretty interesting blog post — or a really lousy book.

For now, you will just have to be satisfied with a few public links:

Bursted Not Busted [4]
By Robert X. Cringely

Paradigm Lost, Paradigm Found [5]
Santa Rosa streaming media company Burst battles the Microsoft octopus and comes out on top
By R. V. Scheide

As soon as I can go into more details, I will. But for cryin” out loud, please don’t ask me questions where either of us ends up wearing an Orange Jumpsuit.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.burst.com/new/home.htm

[2] $60 million settlement/patent licensing: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=Microsoft%20Burst&dpfrom=th

[3] public: http://news.com.com/Burst%2C+Microsoft+agree+to+settle+suit/2100-1030_3-5611028.html

[4] Bursted Not Busted: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20050317.html

[5] Paradigm Lost, Paradigm Found: http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/03.16.05/burstdotcom-0511.html

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