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Mike Rowe Settles with Microsoft

30 January, 2004 4:42 PM

During the 24 hour blogathon last week (or was it the week before?) I linked up to an amusing story about Mike Rowe who was battling with Microsoft over the name of his website (mikerowesoft.com).

The latest is that he has settled with Microsoft out of court. CNet takes up the story:

'In the end, Microsoft and Mike Rowe came to an agreement. In exchange for transferring control of his domain name, the software maker has promised to help Rowe set up a new Web site; pay for a Microsoft certification course and subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network Web site; and pay for his family to visit Microsoft Research Tech Fest in Redmond, Wash., in March. To top it all off, he will get an Xbox with some games.'

It seems that Mike has captured the imagination of a lot of people with over 700 having already signed up for his new website.

I wonder if I should start up www.darrenrowsesoft.com? doesn't quite have the same ring to it I guess.



Yes, and now he's auctioning the controversy-related memorabilia on eBay:

Biddings now at about $25,000 US. I wish Microsoft would threaten me!

Darryl » 30 January, 2004 11:22 PM

That's the best thing that ever happened to that kid... I heard he got slammed with orders...

I wish I was that lucky :(

female web designer » 1 February, 2004 11:00 AM

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