Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Microsoft Takes Flak At Home

A former Microsoftie lashes out at the software giant for failing to support its home town, although it appears much of the blame lies at the feet of the state legislature for handing out corporate subsidies like they're candy.

One of the most embarassing items is that, while Microsoft performs most of its development in Washington, including development of Windows and Office, it has opened up a small office in Nevada where it books all of its OEM revenue, to avoid paying Washington corporate income tax. And then pays a $75B dividend to shareholders because it's got so much money it doesn't know what to do with it.

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