Software and hard words were fit to be featured this past week. Let's take a closer look.
Hasta la vista, baby
When Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation Microsoft
Vista could be huge. At a time when Microsoft is feeling unusually vulnerable to the market share-grabbing of Apple Computer
It's not the only company with plenty at stake here. Computer makers like Hewlett-Packard
Stern warning for Stern
I wrote about the lunacy of CBS
I still believe that CBS is only doing Sirius a favor by getting Stern's name in the news again, although the case may not be the slam-dunk for Stern I once thought it was. Apparently, the suit revolves around the subscriber acquisition targets written into Stern's contract with Sirius, which freed up stock that Stern and his agent received earlier this year.
That certainly spices things up, as some may interpret Stern's pitches for Sirius while still on the air at CBS Radio as a way to accelerate the clause that would free up the equity portion of his $500 million deal. One can always argue that rival and Rule Breakers recommendation XM Satellite Radio
This case suddenly got a bit more interesting, and for Stern's promotional purposes, that may not necessarily be a bad thing -- even though it may hit him, and perhaps Sirius, in the pocketbook if CBS' case has merit.
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz loves to look back, even if it means he falls on his face going forward. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Foo l has a disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.